Definitions for WARNwɔrn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. warn(verb)

    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"

  2. 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"

  3. warn(verb)

    ask to go away

    "The old man warned the children off his property"

  4. warn(verb)

    notify, usually in advance

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Warn(verb)

    to refuse

  2. Warn(verb)

    to make ware or aware; to give previous information to; to give notice to; to notify; to admonish; hence, to notify or summon by authority; as, to warn a town meeting; to warn a tenant to quit a house

  3. Warn(verb)

    to give notice to, of approaching or probable danger or evil; to caution against anything that may prove injurious

  4. Warn(verb)

    to ward off

  5. Origin: [OE. wernen, AS. weornan, wyrnan. Cf. Warn to admonish.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'WARN' in Verbs Frequency: #332


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