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Definition 1: notify of danger, potential harm, or risk - [verb of communication]

Samples where warn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(warn is a kind of ...) impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to

"I informed him of his rights"

(... is a kind of warn ) warn in advance or beforehand; give an early warning

"I forewarned him of the trouble that would arise if he showed up at his ex-wife's house"

(... is a kind of warn ) warn strongly; put on guard

(... is a kind of warn ) to utter intentions of injury or punishment against

"He threatened me when I tried to call the police"

(... is a kind of warn ) warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness

"The empty house alarmed him" "We alerted the new neighbors to the high rate of burglaries"

(warn has a similar meaning as ...) advise 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"

Definition 2: advise or counsel in terms of someone's behavior - [verb of communication]

Samples where warn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for warn in the sense of this definition

(warn is a kind of ...) give advice to

"The teacher counsels troubled students" "The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud"

(warn has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 3: notify, usually in advance - [verb of communication]

Samples where warn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I warned you that I would ask some difficult questions

(warn is a kind of ...) impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to

"I informed him of his rights"

Definition 4: ask to go away - [verb of communication]

Samples where warn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The old man warned the children off his property

(warn is a kind of ...) give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority

"I said to him to go home" "She ordered him to do the shopping" "The mother told the child to get dressed"

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