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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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