Definition of Warn

1. Verb. Notify of danger, potential harm, or risk. "The doctor warned me about the dangers of smoking"

Generic synonyms: Inform
Related verbs: Admonish, Discourage, Monish
Specialized synonyms: Forewarn, Previse, Admonish, Caution, Monish, Threaten, Alarm, Alert
Derivative terms: Warner, Warning



2. Verb. Admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior. "Sam cannot warn Sue "; "She warned him to be quiet"
Exact synonyms: Admonish, Discourage, Monish
Generic synonyms: Advise, Counsel, Rede
Derivative terms: Admonisher, Admonition, Admonitory, Monition, Warning

3. Verb. Ask to go away. "The old man warned the children off his property"
Generic synonyms: Enjoin, Order, Say, Tell

4. Verb. Notify, usually in advance. "I warned you that I would ask some difficult questions"
Generic synonyms: Inform
Derivative terms: Warner

Definition of Warn

1. v. t. To refuse.

2. v. t. To make ware or aware; to give previous information to; to give notice to; to notify; to admonish; hence, to notify or summon by authority; as, to warn a town meeting; to warn a tenant to quit a house.

3. v. t. To refuse.

4. v. t. To make ware or aware; to give previous information to; to give notice to; to notify; to admonish; hence, to notify or summon by authority; as, to warn a town meeting; to warn a tenant to quit a house.

Definition of Warn

1. Verb. (transitive) To make (someone) aware of impending danger etc. (defdate from 11th c.) ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To caution (someone) against unwise or unacceptable behaviour. (defdate from 11th c.) ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To notify (someone) of something untoward. (defdate from 13th c.) ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To give warning. ¹

5. Verb. (obsolete) To refuse, deny (someone something). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Warn

1. to make aware of impending or possible danger [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Warn

warmongerings
warmongers
warmouth
warmouths
warms
warms up
warmth
warmthless
warmthness
warmths
warmup
warmup jacket
warmup jackets
warmups
warmware
warn (current term)
warn'd
warn't
warned
warner
warners
warnest
warneth
warning
warning(a)
warning bell
warning coloration
warning device
warning light
warning of attack

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