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Synonyms for warn

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. warn

    To censure is to pronounce an adverse judgment that may or may not be expressed to the person censured; to reprove is to censure authoritatively, openly, and directly to the face of the person reproved; to rebuke is to reprove with sharpness, and often with abruptness, usually in the midst of some action or course of action deemed censurable; to reprimand is to reprove officially; to blame is a familiar word signifying to pass censure upon, make answerable, as for a fault; blame and censure apply either to persons or acts; reprove and rebuke are applied chiefly, and reprimand exclusively to persons. To reproach is to censure openly and vehemently, and with intense personal feeling as of grief or anger; as, to reproach one for ingratitude; reproach knows no distinction of rank or character; a subject may reproach a king or a criminal judge. To expostulate or remonstrate with is to mingle reasoning and appeal with censure in the hope of winning one from his evil way, expostulate being the gentler, remonstrate the severer word. Admonish is the mildest of reproving words, and may even be used of giving a caution or warning where no wrong is implied, or of simply reminding of duty which might be forgotten. Censure, rebuke, and reprove apply to wrong that has been done; warn and admonish refer to anticipated error or fault. When one is admonished because of wrong already done, the view is still future, that he may not repeat or continue in the wrong. Compare CONDEMN; REPROOF.

    admonish, blame, censure, chasten, check, chide, condemn, expostulate with, find fault with, rebuke, remonstrate with, reprehend, reprimand, reproach, reprove, take to task, upbraid

    abet, applaud, approve, cheer, countenance, encourage, impel, incite, instigate, urge on

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. warn

    premonish, monish, admonish, notify, dissuade, deter, alarm

    encourage, incite, instigate, induce

Princeton's WordNet

  1. warnverb

    notify of danger, potential harm, or risk

    "The director warned him that he might be fired"; "The doctor warned me about the dangers of smoking"

    monish, admonish, discourage

  2. warn, discourage, admonish, monishverb

    admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior

    "I warned him not to go too far"; "I warn you against false assumptions"; "She warned him to be quiet"

    reprove, monish, admonish, deter, caution, discourage

  3. warnverb

    ask to go away

    "The old man warned the children off his property"

    monish, admonish, discourage

  4. warnverb

    notify, usually in advance

    "I warned you that I would ask some difficult questions"

    monish, admonish, discourage

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. warnverb

    caution (against danger), premonish, forewarn, exhort to take heed

  2. warnverb

    admonish (with respect to some duty), advise

  3. warnverb

    inform, notify, apprise, disclose to, mention to, communicate to, make aware, make acquainted, give notice to

  4. warnverb

    summon, bid, call

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. warnverb

    admonish, caution, notify, premonish, apprise, advise, forewarn, signal

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "warn":

    warns, alert, caution, prevent, warning, notify, forewarn, warnings, advise

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  1. Jesse Petrilla:

    Ican tell you from my personalexperience as the father of twoboys... we are worriedabout lifelong negativeeffects that can continue ifthese schools remain closed, distance learning for a kid thatage is nonsense, a kid needssocial interactions, thestructure ofin-person learningand experts warn that distancelearning doesnt even meet thecurrent educational standards. CORONAVIRUS SURGE FORCES UNC CHAPEL HILL TO SWITCH TO REMOTE LEARNING ONE WEEK INTO SEMESTER.

  2. Dan Coats:

    We know that there are others who have the capability, we will continue to monitor and warn of any such efforts.

  3. Hassan Rouhani:

    I warn all those who boycott, that if our abilities in fighting drugs and terrorism in their origins is undermined, you will not be able to survive the debris of drugs, refugees and bombs and assassination.

  4. Kaare Lund Rasmussen:

    Next step is to warn librarians and readers of old books to wear protective gloves, and to advise libraries to store any green painted old books in a dry, dark environment out of harm’s way of people inhaling the air above the books, the reason for the latter recommendation is that arsenic has a tendency to transform to the airborne arsine (AsH3) given the right conditions of humidity and light. Besides the toxicity, arsenic is also carcinogenic.

  5. Francis M. Faber Jr.:

    Should a fence 'post a note' or 'hang a sign' to warn possible trespassers?

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