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be·ware

 (bĭ-wâr′)
v. be·wared, be·war·ing, be·wares
v.tr.
To be on guard against; be cautious of: "Beware the ides of March" (Shakespeare).
v.intr.
To be cautious; exert caution: We had to beware of the icy patches on the road. Beware of the dog.

[Middle English ben war : ben, to be; see be + war, on one's guard; see ware2.]

beware

(bɪˈwɛə)
vb
(often foll by: of) to be cautious or wary (of); be on one's guard (against)
[C13 be war, from be (imperative) + war wary]

be•ware

(bɪˈwɛər)

v. (usu. used in the imperative or infinitive) v.t.
1. to be wary of: Beware his waspish wit.
v.i.
2. to be cautious or careful: Beware of the dog.
[1150–1200; from warning phrase be ware; see be, ware 2]

beware

If you tell someone to beware of a person or thing, you are warning them that the person or thing may harm them.

Beware of the dog.
I would beware of companies which depend on one product only.

Beware is only an imperative or infinitive. It does not have any other forms such as 'bewares', 'bewaring', or 'bewared'.

beware


Past participle: bewared
Gerund: bewaring

Imperative
beware
beware
Present
I beware
you beware
he/she/it bewares
we beware
you beware
they beware
Preterite
I bewared
you bewared
he/she/it bewared
we bewared
you bewared
they bewared
Present Continuous
I am bewaring
you are bewaring
he/she/it is bewaring
we are bewaring
you are bewaring
they are bewaring
Present Perfect
I have bewared
you have bewared
he/she/it has bewared
we have bewared
you have bewared
they have bewared
Past Continuous
I was bewaring
you were bewaring
he/she/it was bewaring
we were bewaring
you were bewaring
they were bewaring
Past Perfect
I had bewared
you had bewared
he/she/it had bewared
we had bewared
you had bewared
they had bewared
Future
I will beware
you will beware
he/she/it will beware
we will beware
you will beware
they will beware
Future Perfect
I will have bewared
you will have bewared
he/she/it will have bewared
we will have bewared
you will have bewared
they will have bewared
Future Continuous
I will be bewaring
you will be bewaring
he/she/it will be bewaring
we will be bewaring
you will be bewaring
they will be bewaring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bewaring
you have been bewaring
he/she/it has been bewaring
we have been bewaring
you have been bewaring
they have been bewaring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bewaring
you will have been bewaring
he/she/it will have been bewaring
we will have been bewaring
you will have been bewaring
they will have been bewaring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bewaring
you had been bewaring
he/she/it had been bewaring
we had been bewaring
you had been bewaring
they had been bewaring
Conditional
I would beware
you would beware
he/she/it would beware
we would beware
you would beware
they would beware
Past Conditional
I would have bewared
you would have bewared
he/she/it would have bewared
we would have bewared
you would have bewared
they would have bewared
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.beware - be on one's guardbeware - be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to; "Beware of telephone salesmen"
look out, watch out, watch - be vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful; "Watch out for pickpockets!"

beware

verb
1. be careful, look out, watch out, be wary, be cautious, take heed, guard against something Beware, this recipe is not for slimmers.
2. avoid, mind, shun, refrain from, steer clear of, guard against Beware using plastic cards in foreign cash machines.

beware

verb
To be careful:
Idioms: be on guard, be on the lookout, keep an eye peeled , take care.
Translations
يَحْتَرِس، يَحْذَريَحْذَر
dát si pozor
óvakodik
fara varlegavara sig á, varast
saugotis
piesargātiessargāties
dať si pozor
paziti se
-den/dan sakınmakdikkatli olmak-e dikkat etmek

beware

[bɪˈwɛəʳ] VI to beware of sth/sbtener cuidado con algo/algn
beware!¡cuidado!
"beware of the dog!"¡cuidado con el perro!
"beware of pickpockets!"¡ojo con los carteristas!
"beware of imitations!" (Comm) → desconfíe de las imitaciones

beware

[bɪˈwɛər] viprendre garde
beware! → prenez garde!
to beware of sth (= watch out for) → prendre garde à qch
to beware of sb (= be wary of) → se méfier de qn
to beware of doing sth (= be careful not to) → se garder de faire qch
"beware of the dog" → "chien méchant", "attention, chien méchant"

beware

vi imper and infin only to beware of somebody/somethingsich vor jdm/etw hüten, sich vor jdm/etw in Acht nehmen; to beware of doing somethingsich davor hüten, etw zu tun; beware of fallingpassen Sie auf or sehen Sie sich vor, dass Sie nicht fallen; beware of being deceived, beware lest you are deceived (old)geben Sie acht or sehen Sie sich vor, dass Sie nicht betrogen werden; beware of how you speakgeben Sie acht or sehen Sie sich vor, was Sie sagen; beware! (old, liter)gib acht!; “beware of the dog”„Vorsicht, bissiger Hund; “beware of pickpockets”„vor Taschendieben wird gewarnt
vt imper and infin only to beware somebody/somethingsich vor jdm/etw hüten, sich vor jdm/etw in Acht nehmen; to beware doing somethingsich davor hüten, etw zu tun

beware

[bɪˈwɛəʳ] vi to beware of sb/sthstare attento/a a qn/qc, guardarsi da qn/qc
you must beware of falling → devi stare attento a non cadere
beware of the dog! → attenti al cane!

beware

(biˈweə) – used mostly in the imperative and the infinitive – verb
1. (usually with of) to be careful (of). Beware of the dog.
2. to be careful. He told them to beware.
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