alert

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from French alerte (alert), from the phrase à l'erte (on the watch), from Italian all'erta (to the height), from erta (lookout, tower).[1]

Adjective[edit]

alert (comparative more alert, superlative most alert)

  1. Attentive; awake; on guard.
  2. (obsolete) Brisk; nimble; moving with celerity.
    • Addison
      an alert young fellow
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Noun[edit]

alert (plural alerts)

  1. An alarm.
  2. A notification of higher importance than an advisory.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Formed within English by conversion, from alert (adj). Compare French alerter.[2]

Verb[edit]

alert (third-person singular simple present alerts, present participle alerting, simple past and past participle alerted)

  1. To give warning to.
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References[edit]

  1. ^ "alert, adj. and n.", OED Online, revised Sep. 2012 for Oxford English Dictionary, 3rd ed.. Oxford University Press.
  2. ^ "alert, v.", OED Online, revised Sep. 2012 for Oxford English Dictionary, 3rd ed.. Oxford University Press.

Dutch[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

alert (comparative alerter, superlative alertst)

  1. alert

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of alert
uninflected alert
inflected alerte
comparative alerter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial alert alerter het alertst
het alertste
indefinite m./f. sing. alerte alertere alertste
n. sing. alert alerter alertste
plural alerte alertere alertste
definite alerte alertere alertste
partitive alerts alerters

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Swedish[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

alert (comparative alertare, superlative alertast)

  1. alert