Alert vs. Vigilant

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  • Alert (adjective)

    Attentive; awake; on guard.

  • Alert (adjective)

    brisk; nimble; moving with celerity.

  • Alert (noun)

    An alarm.

  • Alert (noun)

    A notification of higher importance than an advisory.

  • Alert (verb)

    To give warning to.

  • Vigilant (adjective)

    Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary

    “Be vigilant for signs of disease in your garden.”

  • Alert (adjective)

    quick to notice any unusual and potentially dangerous or difficult circumstances; vigilant

    “an alert police officer discovered a lorry full of explosive”

    “schools need to be constantly alert to this problem”

  • Alert (adjective)

    able to think clearly; intellectually active

    “she remained active and alert until well into her eighties”

  • Alert (noun)

    the state of being watchful for possible danger

    “security forces are on the alert for an upsurge in violence”

  • Alert (noun)

    an announcement or signal warning of danger

    “a bomb alert”

  • Alert (noun)

    a period of vigilance following a warning of danger

    “traffic was halted during the alert”

  • Alert (noun)

    a signal on an electronic device that prompts the user to do something or attracts their attention

    “a vibrating alert is a discreet alternative to ringtones”

  • Alert (verb)

    warn (someone) of a danger or problem

    “police were alerted after three men drove away without paying”

    “he alerted people to the dangers of smoking”

Oxford Dictionary

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