alerting alerting  /ə ˈlɜr tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a state of readiness to respond
  2. (n) a warning serves to make you more alert to danger

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Such was the fear factor of Snow White, Bambi, Dumbo and this film in alerting children to the dangers of separation from a parent.
  2. It stands to reason that if this risk center is overactive, it would keep on alerting you to peril even after you've attended to the problem.
  3. In many new models, wireless chips improve efficiency by alerting vendors when a machine is running out of Pocari Sweat or chips.

News

  1. State issues warning about canine virus

    The state is alerting dog owners after recent outbreaks of the canine parvovirus in north Berkshire County and Worcester County.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Milford Daily News

  2. Facebook Bug Exposes Contact Info Of 6 Million Users

    Facebook is alerting 6 million of its users that their e-mails or phone numbers were inadvertently shared with other members.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: CBS San Francisco

  3. Graphdat: Real time Performance Monitoring and Alerting Tool

    The comprehensive monitoring and alerting of IT infrastructures is a precondition for the availability of critical applications such as CRM, ERP and e-mail servers. If a company has a large number of competitors, and operates in an industry where steady … Continue reading ?
    on June 20, 2013     Source: SiliconANGLE

Quotes

  1. The Times Square reopened to vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Sunday, but US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said authorities are "alerting state and local law enforcement authorities, and others to stay on their toes."
    on May 2, 2010 By: Janet Napolitano Source: Xinhua

  2. "Members of the media, acting as the world's witnesses to atrocities and humanitarian needs, alerting all of us to our responsibilities, have ...... been increasingly subject to attack," UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland told the...
    on Dec 4, 2006 By: Jan Egeland Source: Reuters.uk

  3. Kerry said, Umaru Mutallab acted "in a heroic fashion by alerting US authorities of his concerns about his son's whereabouts and activities, and by seeking to disrupt what he believed could have been a dangerous situation."
    on Jan 11, 2010 By: John Kerry Source: Daily News & Analysis

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