English verb: warn
|1.||warn (communication) notify of danger, potential harm, or risk|
|Samples||The director warned him that he might be fired.|
The doctor warned me about the dangers of smoking.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody of something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
|Narrower (hyponym)||admonish, alarm, alert, caution, forewarn, monish, previse, threaten|
|Verb group||admonish, discourage, monish, warn|
|2.||warn (communication) admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior|
|Samples||I warned him not to go too far.|
I warn you against false assumptions.
She warned him to be quiet.
|Examples||Sam cannot warn Sue|
|Synonyms||admonish, discourage, monish|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody.|
Somebody ----s PP
|Broader (hypernym)||advise, counsel, rede|
|3.||warn (communication) ask to go away|
|Samples||The old man warned the children off his property.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody PP|
|Broader (hypernym)||enjoin, order, say, tell|
|4.||warn (communication) notify, usually in advance|
|Samples||I warned you that I would ask some difficult questions.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody|