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English verb: warn

1. warn (communication) notify of danger, potential harm, or risk


SamplesThe director warned him that he might be fired.
The doctor warned me about the dangers of smoking.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody of something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)inform


Narrower (hyponym)admonish, alarm, alert, caution, forewarn, monish, previse, threaten


Verb groupadmonish, discourage, monish, warn

2. warn (communication) admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior


SamplesI warned him not to go too far.
I warn you against false assumptions.
She warned him to be quiet.


ExamplesSam cannot warn Sue


Synonymsadmonish, discourage, monish


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)advise, counsel, rede


Verb groupwarn

3. warn (communication) ask to go away


SamplesThe old man warned the children off his property.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)enjoin, order, say, tell

4. warn (communication) notify, usually in advance


SamplesI warned you that I would ask some difficult questions.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)inform









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