caution (n.)

  1. the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger; a man of caution

    [ Syn: cautiousness , carefulness ]

  2. a warning against certain acts; a caveat against unfair practices

    [ Syn: caveat ]

  3. judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger; he exercised caution in opening the door; he handled the vase with care

    [ Syn: precaution , care , forethought ]

  4. the trait of being circumspect and prudent

    [ Syn: circumspection ]

    caution (v.)

  1. warn strongly; put on guard

    [ Syn: admonish , monish ]

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