Translation of alert in Spanish:

alert

alerta, adj.

Pronunciation /əˈlərt//əˈləːt/

adjective

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    (invariable adjective) alerta
    to be alert (vigilant) estar alerta
    • to stay alert seguir atento / prestando atención
    • to be alert to sth estar atento a algo
    • One must also be very alert to the fact that some pilgrims of certain nationalities come in bunches and batches and push their way through.
    • The man was completely alert to his surroundings.
    • And shortly thereafter, several alert readers noticed something very peculiar.
    • In fact, he was very alert to the activity of the minor pieces.
    • One consequence is that consumers are more alert to influences than ever before.
    • His poetry continued as it began, very alert to Art as politically acquiescent, complicit or compromised.
    • It has however been equally alert to the fact that a State might present a charge in this way, when in reality it was seeking to impede imports, or in circumstances where there was no commercial exchange at all.
    • He did not bother answering me, his eyes were almost closed, but the impression he gave was that he was concentrating intensely and quite alert to what was happening around us.
    • Though at times they don't seem to be the most aware of animals, sheep are very alert to mood swings, and this time was no exception.
    • Firstly Ballyfin's Eoin McEvoy had to be very alert to deny Conroy.
    • I think they're very guarded and very alert to anything that they think might be untoward or suspicious.
    • So Pacific Islanders today are very alert to their ocean, and their ownership of that ocean, and their custodianship of that ocean.
    • "Thanks to the efforts of police and the media, the public is more alert to these practices.
    • As you revise, you should be very alert to this point.
    • Typically alert to nuances, he was among the first to switch into post-mortem analytic mode.
    • There are signs that Congress is at least somewhat alert to these dangers.
    • We were all surely alert to the subliminal messages in the deceptive modesty of his glances.
    • You begin to become more alert to your surroundings.
    • At the other end Dermot Byrne almost got clear but Farrell Cuddihy was very alert to clear the danger.
    • He is very alert to matters of procedural fairness.

noun

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    alerta feminine
    on red/amber alert en (estado de) alerta / alarma roja/amarilla
    • to put sb on the alert poner a algn en guardia
    • be on the alert for any suspicious visitors estáte alerta / al tanto por si viene alguien sospechoso
    • And now, as his execution by lethal injection nears, some clinics providing abortions are on alert for possible violence.
    • But despite the favorable atmosphere, police remained on alert for possible security threats on the session, the officer said.
    • However, as they approached and she saw the ambulance and all the patrol cars, she put her defenses on alert and prepared herself for anything.
    • Forestry Minister John Browne has urged forest owners to be prepared and on alert and to help to stamp out fires in plantations.
    • France was on alert yesterday for a possible upsurge of violence as the country headed into a long holiday weekend, two weeks after rioting broke out in a run-down suburb of the capital.
    • Greater Manchester was put on alert today as firemen prepared for the start of a national strike.
    • But the industry was put on alert about the possible tax rises at a conference this month when a representative from the Revenue said the memoranda would need to be reviewed.
    • Initially, the company was put on alert for possible participation in an airport security mission.
    • Army reserve units have also been placed on alert for possible call-up.
    • The President had urged the public to be on alert for possible terrorist actions in September or October.
    • Dalton sees the handwriting on the wall and wants to put the town on alert for possible evacuation, but the request is refused by his politically conscious superior.
    • Police guarded key sites in New York, on alert for possible truck bombs, suicide bombers and chemical and biological attack.
    • Medical staff in Scarborough have been put on alert for possible infections after a patient at the resort's hospital died of pneumonia.
    • The main north-south highway was reopened on Thursday but motorists were urged to remain on alert against possible dangers caused by the continuing heavy rains.
    • Hospitals and doctors have been placed on alert to be prepared to quarantine patients suspected of suffering from the early stages of the virus.
    • And Ergon Energy stockpiled materials and put crews on alert yesterday in preparation for possible damage to the electricity network.
    • This was not the case with security forces, however, who remained on alert against possible terror attacks.
    • So, it makes sense to be on alert in a cautious, sensible way all throughout the country.
    • It's still pretty high, but even if it does, we can be on alert to get out of here as soon as possible.
    • No matter how carefully drivers stay on alert against unexpected pedestrians rushing out in front of them, disasters will still occur and there are always casualties.

transitive verb

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    (police/coastguard/troops) alertar
    (police/coastguard/troops) poner sobre aviso
    to alert sb to sth poner a alguien en guardia frente a algo
    • young people need to be alerted to the dangers of drug abuse se debe alertar a los jóvenes sobre los peligros del consumo de drogas
    • I mention this by way of alerting you to the only moment in the book where we feel even mildly uncomfortable.
    • Marriages broke up, alerting women to the disadvantages of being financially dependent.
    • She let out a soft moan that would only reach Cindy's ears, alerting her of her discomfort.
    • She gave him a pointed look, alerting him that she was aware of his duplicity.
    • The splash was subtle, but it made a noise that was quite loud, alerting anyone close by.
    • He alerted colleagues in a bid to warn drivers heading north on the motorway.
    • Lizzie had seen the glow of the flames when she went upstairs and alerted her parents.
    • Surely it would make more sense to put up an advert outside a football ground alerting men to the dangers of testicular or prostate cancer?
    • Somehow, she made it out to the poolside without alerting anyone inside the house.
    • The ensuing silence was heavy, alerting him to just how still the room was, how lonely.
    • Computers can also cut costs by alerting a physician ordering a test that it has already been done.
    • To hunt a man without alerting the people is like finding a needle in a haystack.
    • A neighbour was alerted by the commotion and police and ambulance attended the scene.
    • She said the words as loud as she could without alerting the driver of the van that they were both awake.
    • This will help avoid changes being made by someone without alerting other people.
    • A pensioner is lucky to be alive after her dog alerted her to the danger of a fire at her home
    • Wenger did the game a service by alerting us to the dangers.
    • We also implemented a new information campaign in our waiting room aimed at alerting young people to the danger of infection.
    • She had just started relaxing when her laptop gave a small beep, alerting her that she had mail.
    • To be able to take the money out of her pouch without even alerting her would have taken real skill.