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caution

cau·tion

caution

 
 
pronunciation:
kaw shn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: attentiveness and prudence; wariness.
synonyms:
care, carefulness, circumspection, wariness
antonyms:
daring, temerity
similar words:
alertness, discretion, heed, notice, prudence, vigilance
definition 2: a warning.
synonyms:
admonition, monition, warning
similar words:
alert, caveat, signal, tip-off, tocsin
definition 3: (informal) someone who causes mild alarm.
That boy is a caution!
synonyms:
devil, rascal, scamp
similar words:
character, cutup, dickens, joker, monkey, prankster, rapscallion, terror, trickster
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cautioned, cautioning, cautions
definition: to give a warning to or urge prudence upon.
We cautioned him not to run for president.
synonyms:
admonish, warn
similar words:
advise, alert, counsel, exhort, forewarn, lesson, signal
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to warn or give advice to someone.
He cautioned against taking the matter too lightly.
synonyms:
advise, warn
similar words:
counsel, exhort, guard
derivation: cautioner (n.)
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