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English noun: caution

1. caution (attribute) the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger

SamplesA man of caution.

Synonymscarefulness, cautiousness

Broader (hypernym)attentiveness

Antonymsincaution, incautiousness

2. caution (communication) a warning against certain acts

SamplesA caveat against unfair practices.


Broader (hypernym)warning

3. caution (cognition) judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger

SamplesHe exercised caution in opening the door.
He handled the vase with care.

Synonymscare, forethought, precaution

Broader (hypernym)judiciousness

4. caution (attribute) the trait of being circumspect and prudent


Broader (hypernym)discernment, discretion

Narrower (hyponym)chariness, precaution, wariness

English verb: caution

1. caution (communication) warn strongly; put on guard

Synonymsadmonish, monish

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)warn

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