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"
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
to give notice to, of approaching or probable danger or evil; to caution against anything that may prove injurious
to ward off
Origin: [OE. wernen, AS. weornan, wyrnan. Cf. Warn to admonish.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
wawrn, v.t. to make wary or aware: to put on ward or guard: to give notice of danger: to caution against: to admonish: (Spens.) to defend.—ns. War′ner; War′ning, caution against danger, &c.: admonition: previous notice: notice to quit, notice of the termination of an engagement, &c.: summons, call.—adj. of threatening aspect.—adv. War′ningly. [A.S. warnian; cf. Ice. varna, to warn, forbid, Ger. warnen; allied to ward, beware, wary.]
To communicate vital information to a person or members of the public to make them aware of data, information or intelligence they need to be aware of.
The government decided to warn tax-payers they would increase a specific tax bracket by 1% at a specific date in the future so tax-payers and businesses could plan and adjust their budgets, business plans and forecasts accordingly.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'warn' in Verbs Frequency: #332
The numerical value of warn in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of warn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We respectfully warn the Supreme Court not to cross this line.
Should a fence 'post a note' or 'hang a sign' to warn possible trespassers?
The United States and the SDF are not taking any steps to warn people to avoid deaths.
Hopefully, ours is a friendly system in your home to warn you that things are going wrong.
Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed.
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Translations for warn
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- 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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