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warn

warn

 
pronunciation:
worn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: warned, warning, warns
definition 1: to alert to possible harm, trouble, or danger; caution.
They warned us about the tornado.
synonyms:
alert, caution
similar words:
admonish, alarm, forewarn, notify
definition 2: to advise (someone) about the possible consequences of a particular action.
They warned him that he could lose all his money by investing in just one company.
synonyms:
admonish
similar words:
advise, caution, counsel, exhort, lesson, urge
definition 3: to command or advise (someone) in an attempt to prevent some inadvisable or dangerous action on the part of that person.
She warned him not to touch or eat the mushrooms.Didn't I warn you to stay away from that dog?!The president's advisers warned him against criticizing his political opponents too harshly in his speech.
definition 4: to make aware of something that requires attention.
The mechanic warned us about the rear brakes.
synonyms:
alert, caution, inform, notify
similar words:
advise, apprise, clue in, enlighten, tell
definition 5: to notify (someone) to stay at a distance or leave (often fol. by away or off).
The social worker wanted to talk to the father, but the man was in a drunken state and the son warned her off.
similar words:
dissuade, repel, scare
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to give a warning; caution.
synonyms:
caution
similar words:
advise, counsel, inform
Homophone Note
The words warn and worn sound alike but have different meanings.