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"
warn, discourage, admonish, monish(verb)
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"
ask to go away
"The old man warned the children off his property"
notify, usually in advance
"I warned you that I would ask some difficult questions"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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How to use warn in a sentence?
They said there was nothing they could do about it, so that’s when I decided to post it on my Facebook, hoping it reached people in the Fremont area, to warn other people.
We warn soldiers of (Division 30) against proceeding in the American project, we, and the Sunni people in Syria, will not allow their sacrifices to be offered on a golden platter to the American side.
It's just another precaution, another chance to warn people that there are folks out there who will take advantage of you.
But I always warn people that they are not going to happen as fast as you think they might because mine general managers are really good at keeping their mines alive.
We respectfully warn the Supreme Court not to cross this line.
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- avisar, advertirCatalan, Valencian
- варитиOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- warnen, verständigenGerman
- avisar, alertar, advertirSpanish
- alerter, avertirFrench
- 警告する, 言い聞かせるJapanese
- verwittigen, waarnen, waarschuwenDutch
- предостерегать, предупреждать, предостеречь, предупредитьRussian
- upozoriti, упозоритиSerbo-Croatian
- varna, förvarnaSwedish
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