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."

Oxford Dictionary
  • Alert (adjective)

    Watchful; vigilant; active in vigilance.

  • Alert (adjective)

    Brisk; nimble; moving with celerity.

  • Alert (noun)

    An alarm from a real or threatened attack; a sudden attack; also, a bugle sound to give warning.

  • Vigilant (adjective)

    Attentive to discover and avoid danger, or to provide for safety; wakeful; watchful; circumspect; wary.

Webster Dictionary
  • Alert (noun)

    condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action;

    "bombers were put on alert during the crisis"

  • Alert (noun)

    a warning serves to make you more alert to danger

  • Alert (noun)

    an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger

  • Alert (verb)

    warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness;

    "The empty house alarmed him"

    "We alerted the new neighbors to the high rate of burglaries"

  • Alert (adjective)

    very attentive or observant;

    "an alert and responsive baby is a joy"

    "caught by a couple of alert cops"

    "alert enough to spot the opportunity when it came"

    "constantly alert and vigilant, like a sentinel on duty"

  • Alert (adjective)

    mentally responsive;

    "an alert mind"

  • Alert (adjective)

    not unconscious; especially having become conscious;

    "the patient is now awake and alert"

  • Alert (adjective)

    (usually followed by `to') showing acute awareness; mentally perceptive;

    "alert to the problems"

    "alive to what is going on"

    "awake to the dangers of her situation"

    "was now awake to the reality of his predicament"

  • Vigilant (adjective)

    carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger;

    "a policy of open-eyed awareness"

    "the vigilant eye of the town watch"

    "there was a watchful dignity in the room"

    "a watchful parent with a toddler in tow"

Princeton's WordNet

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