warn

DEFINITIONS OF: warn

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v notify of danger, potential harm, or risk

“The director warned him that he might be fired”
“The doctor warned me about the dangers of smoking”
Synonyms
admonish, discourage, monish
admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior
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forewarn, previse
warn in advance or beforehand; give an early warning
admonish, caution, monish
warn strongly; put on guard
threaten
to utter intentions of injury or punishment against:"He threatened me when I tried to call the police"
alarm, alert
warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness
offer
threaten to do something
wake
make aware of
Type of:
inform
impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to

v notify, usually in advance

“I warned you that I would ask some difficult questions”
Type of:
inform
impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to

v admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior

“I warned him not to go too far”
“I warn you against false assumptions”
“She warned him to be quiet”
Synonyms:
admonish, discourage, monish
Type of:
advise, counsel, rede
give advice to

v ask to go away

“The old man warned the children off his property”
Type of:
enjoin, order, say, tell
give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
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