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What is another word for alarm?

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Noun
A visible or audible sign or sound that warns of danger
“It makes no sense in having a noisy alarm when your next-door neighbor cannot hear it, or when the only person who can hear the alarm is not always at home.”
Noun
A warning or notice about impending danger
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“Maybe he would raise the alarm when John failed to show for his luncheon appointment.”
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An anxious awareness of danger
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“Their cries became stained with alarm and horror at the departing children.”
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Behavior exhibiting excessive or uncontrollable emotion, such as fear or panic
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Alarm warning of fire
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A great feeling or state of being sad or distressed
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A warning or proviso of specific stipulations, conditions, or limitations
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Any imagined fear or threat, or a fear presumed larger than it really is
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Clock that wakes sleeper
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The sound of a buzzer or telephone
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A cry made as a summons or to attract someone's attention
Verb
To frighten or cause fear in
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“He had heard a name that scared him as much as that of a dead man's ghost would alarm a timid traveler.”
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To bother or cause unease to one's mental or emotional state
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“He saw no need to alarm her with the news that the would-be killer had made another attempt on his life.”
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To offend, shock or outrage
“Atwood deliberately sets out to disgust and alarm her readers by offering graphic descriptions of dead and dying bodies and rotting corpses in her trilogy.”
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To warn in advance
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To cause one to experience a memory (of someone or something)
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To state one's intention to take hostile and retributive action against someone
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