Alert and Inform


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Alert verb – To give notice to beforehand especially of danger or risk.
Usage example: alerted us to the possibility that the roads would be flooded and we might have to take a detour

Inform is a synonym for alert in warn topic. In some cases you can use "Inform" instead a verb "Alert", when it comes to topics like action.
Nearby Words: alertness, alerted, alerting, alerter
Synonyms for Alert


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Inform verb – To give information to.
Usage example: chose teaching as a career because it affords the opportunity to inform a whole generation of young minds

Alert is a synonym for inform in action topic. Sometimes you can use "Alert" instead a verb "Inform", if it concerns topics such as warn.
Nearby Words: information, informal, informed, informer, informative
Synonyms for Inform

Common collocations

people alert people inform people
company alert company inform company
parents alert parents inform parents
team alert team inform team
Other nouns: rest, audience, world, user, police, anyone, player, everyone, authorities, guards, kids, readers, guys.

Both words in one sentence

  • Half-Life: The Black Mesa Facility would like to inform you that pressing the alert button as a joke is not OK, Dr. Freeman.
    Source: Red Alert
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