Warn

Verb

  • (transitive) To caution (someone) against unwise or unacceptable behaviour. [from 11th c.]

    "He was warned against crossing the railway tracks at night."

  • (intransitive) To give warning.
  • (transitive) To make (someone) aware of impending danger etc. [from 11th c.]

    "We waved a flag to warn the oncoming traffic."

  • (transitive) To notify (someone) of something untoward. [from 13th c.]

    "I phoned to warn him of the rail strike."

  • (transitive) To caution (someone) against unwise or unacceptable behaviour. [from 11th c.]

    "Don't let me catch you running in the corridor again, I warn you."

  • (obsolete) To refuse, deny (someone something).

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