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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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]

AdjectiveEdit

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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NounEdit

alert (plural alerts)

  1. An alarm.
  2. A notification of higher importance than an advisory.
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Etymology 2Edit

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

VerbEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

  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.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French alerte.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

alert (comparative alerter, superlative alertst)

  1. alert

InflectionEdit

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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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French alerte.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

alert (comparative alerter, superlative am alertesten)

  1. alert

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

alert (comparative alertare, superlative alertast)

  1. alert

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of alert
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular alert alertare alertast
Neuter singular alert alertare alertast
Plural alerta alertare alertast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 alerte alertare alertaste
All alerta alertare alertaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.