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beware

be·ware

beware

 
pronunciation:
b weIr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be wary or cautious (usu. used imperatively).
Beware of drug addiction.
similar words:
attend, heed, mind, watch, watch it, watch out
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to be wary of or on guard against (usu. used imperatively).
Beware the coming of night.
synonyms:
mind
similar words:
attend, heed, notice
Word Parts
The word beware contains the following part:
be- Old English prefix that means to cover or surround with; to act on or change another.
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The prefix be- forms verbs from nouns and verbs.