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caution

cau·tion

caution

 
 
pronunciation:
kaw shn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: close attention and care; the act of being careful and alert.
Please use caution when riding a bike on busy streets.
synonyms:
care, carefulness
antonyms:
daring
similar words:
alertness, heed, notice, prudence
definition 2: a warning.
Pay attention to the signs of caution on the trail through the canyon.
synonyms:
warning
similar words:
alert, signal
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: cautioned, cautioning, cautions
definition: to give a warning to.
We cautioned him not to drink the hot chocolate until it had cooled down.
synonyms:
admonish, warn
similar words:
advise, alert, counsel, signal
derivation: cautioner (n.)
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