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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.


Synonymscaveat


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


Synonymscircumspection


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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