Alert and Tell


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Alert verb – To give notice to beforehand especially of danger or risk.
Tell and alert are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Alert".
Nearby Words: alertness, alerted, alerting, alerter
Synonyms for Alert


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Tell verb – To give information to.
Usage example: tell me, when did you begin playing the violin?

Alert and tell are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Alert" instead a verb "Tell".
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

friend alert friend tell friend
people alert people tell people
someone alert someone tell someone
parents alert parents tell parents
Other nouns: rest, audience, way, world, police, brother, anyone, player, everyone, anybody, kids, friends.

Both words in one sentence

  • Insulted Awake This will either wake him in a state of profound grief that she didn't tell him, or will wake him instantly, fully alert.
  • Video Game / Modern Warfare So Much for Stealth: Screwing up during the stealth portion of missions will alert all nearby enemies, causing your partner to tell you to "go loud" (or something similar) or to get the hell out of there.
  • Series / Primeval Connor and Abby find him hiding in a bathroom screaming and tell him to be quiet so he won't alert the gremlin in the house.
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