caution

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Pronunciation[change]

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Noun[change]

Singular
caution

Plural
cautions

  1. Caution is being careful and planning ways to avoid danger or being hurt.
    He used caution as he climbed the old wooden steps.
  2. A caution is a warning about what might happen in the future.
    The doctor gave me a caution about eating too much.
  3. (law) A caution can be a legal warning and that a repeat of the action could end up as an arrest.
    The police gave the boy a caution after he was caught stealing from the shop.

Verb[change]

Plain form
caution

Third-person singular
cautions

Past tense
cautioned

Past participle
cautioned

Present participle
cautioning

  1. To caution is to give a warning or advice.
    His mother cautioned him about staying out too late at night.

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