warn

Definitions of warn
1

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
Types:
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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