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warn

 (wôrn)
tr.v. warned, warn·ing, warns
1. To notify or make aware in advance of something, especially of possible danger or misfortune: warned boaters of the coming storm; warned me that they might be delayed.
2. To make known (a warning): warned that the bolts needed to be replaced.
3. To advise or caution (someone) about a course of action: warned us to be careful; warned us not to stay up too late.
4. To notify (a person) to go or stay away: The ranger warned hikers away from the cliff.

[Middle English warnen, from Old English warnian; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

warn′er n.

warn

(wɔːn)
vb
1. to notify or make (someone) aware of danger, harm, etc
2. (tr; often takes a negative and an infinitive) to advise or admonish (someone) as to action, conduct, etc: I warn you not to do that again.
3. (takes a clause as object or an infinitive) to inform (someone) in advance: he warned them that he would arrive late.
4. (tr; usually foll by away, off, etc) to give notice to go away, be off, etc: he warned the trespassers off his ground.
[Old English wearnian; related to Old High German warnēn, Old Norse varna to refuse]
ˈwarner n

warn

(wɔrn)

v.t.
1. to give notice, advice, or intimation to (a person, group, etc.) of impending danger, possible harm, or the like.
2. to urge or advise to be careful; caution: to warn a careless driver.
3. to admonish or exhort, as to action or conduct.
4. to notify; inform: to warn a person of an intended visit.
5. to notify to go away, keep at a distance, etc. (often fol. by away, off, etc.): A sign warned boats away from the island.
6. to order; summon: to warn a person to appear in court.
v.i.
7. to give a warning; caution.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English warnian, c. Middle Low German warnen,]
warn′er, n.
syn: warn, caution, admonish imply attempting to prevent someone from running into danger or unpleasant circumstances. To warn is to inform plainly and strongly of possible or imminent trouble, or to advise that doing or not doing something will have dangerous consequences: The scout warned the fort of the attack. I warned them not to travel to that country. To caution is to advise to be careful and to take necessary precautions: Tourists were cautioned to watch their belongings. To admonish is to advise of negligence or a fault in an earnest, authoritative, but friendly way, so that corrective action can be taken: to admonish a student for constant lateness.

warn


Past participle: warned
Gerund: warning

Imperative
warn
warn
Present
I warn
you warn
he/she/it warns
we warn
you warn
they warn
Preterite
I warned
you warned
he/she/it warned
we warned
you warned
they warned
Present Continuous
I am warning
you are warning
he/she/it is warning
we are warning
you are warning
they are warning
Present Perfect
I have warned
you have warned
he/she/it has warned
we have warned
you have warned
they have warned
Past Continuous
I was warning
you were warning
he/she/it was warning
we were warning
you were warning
they were warning
Past Perfect
I had warned
you had warned
he/she/it had warned
we had warned
you had warned
they had warned
Future
I will warn
you will warn
he/she/it will warn
we will warn
you will warn
they will warn
Future Perfect
I will have warned
you will have warned
he/she/it will have warned
we will have warned
you will have warned
they will have warned
Future Continuous
I will be warning
you will be warning
he/she/it will be warning
we will be warning
you will be warning
they will be warning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been warning
you have been warning
he/she/it has been warning
we have been warning
you have been warning
they have been warning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been warning
you will have been warning
he/she/it will have been warning
we will have been warning
you will have been warning
they will have been warning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been warning
you had been warning
he/she/it had been warning
we had been warning
you had been warning
they had been warning
Conditional
I would warn
you would warn
he/she/it would warn
we would warn
you would warn
they would warn
Past Conditional
I would have warned
you would have warned
he/she/it would have warned
we would have warned
you would have warned
they would have warned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.warn - notify of danger, potential harm, or riskwarn - 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"
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"
admonish, monish, warn, discourage - 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"
forewarn, previse - warn in advance or beforehand; give an early warning; "I forewarned him of the trouble that would arise if he showed up at his ex-wife's house"
caution, monish, admonish - warn strongly; put on guard
threaten - to utter intentions of injury or punishment against:"He threatened me when I tried to call the police"
alert, alarm - warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness; "The empty house alarmed him"; "We alerted the new neighbors to the high rate of burglaries"
2.warn - admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behaviorwarn - 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"
warn - 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"
advise, counsel, rede - give advice to; "The teacher counsels troubled students"; "The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud"
3.warn - ask to go awaywarn - ask to go away; "The old man warned the children off his property"
order, enjoin, tell, say - give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed"
4.warn - notify, usually in advance; "I warned you that I would ask some difficult questions"
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"

warn

verb
1. notify, tell, remind, inform, alert, tip off, give notice, make someone aware, forewarn, apprise, give fair warning They warned him of the dangers of sailing alone.
2. advise, urge, recommend, counsel, caution, commend, exhort, admonish, put someone on his or her guard My mother warned me not to interfere.

warn

verb
To notify (someone) of imminent danger or risk:
Translations
يُحَذِّرُيُنْذِر، يُحَذِّريَنْصَح
varovat
advareformane
varoittaa
upozoriti
óva int
vara , aîvaravara viî, benda á
警告する
경고하다
įspėjamasisperspėjamaiperspėjimasperspėti
brīdinātpiekodinātpiesacīt
svariti
varnaförvarna
เตือน
uyarmakikaz etmek
cảnh báo

warn

[wɔːn]
A. VT
1. (= put on guard, urge caution to) → advertir; (= notify, tell) → avisar, advertir
children must be warned about or of the dangers of smokingdebe advertirse a los niños de los peligros que conlleva fumar
I did warn you that this would happenya te avisé or advertí que esto pasaría
I must warn you that my men are armeddebo avisarle or advertirle que mis hombres van armados
we must warn them that the police are on their waydebemos avisarles or advertirles que la policía está de camino
you have been warned!¡ya estás avisado!¡quedas advertido!
but, be warned, this is not a cheap optionpero, quedas avisado or advertido, ésta no es una opción barata
2. (= counsel) → advertir
"don't do anything yet," he warned-no hagas nada todavía -advirtió
to warn sb to do sthadvertir or aconsejar a algn que haga algo
people have been warned to stay indoorsse ha advertido or aconsejado a la gente que no salga
she warned me not to go out alone at nightme advirtió or me aconsejó que no saliera sola por la noche
I warned you not to interferete advertí que no te entrometieras
to warn sb against sthprevenir a algn contra algo
he warned us against complacencynos previno contra la autocomplacencia
to warn sb against doing sthaconsejar a algn que no haga algo
3. (= admonish) to warn sb about sthllamar la atención a algn por algo
I've warned you about your behaviour beforeya te he llamado la atención por tu comportamiento antes
B. VI to warn about or of sthadvertir de algo
he warned against complacencyadvirtió de las consecuencias de la autocomplacencia
some doctors warn against vitamin supplements during pregnancyalgunos médicos desaconsejan el consumo de suplementos vitamínicos durante el embarazo
warn away VT + ADV a lighthouse was built to warn sailors away from the arease construyó un faro para advertir a los marineros que se mantuvieran alejados de la zona
analysts warn us away from drawing any conclusionslos analistas nos advierten que no intentemos sacar conclusiones
warn off
A. VT + ADV he pressed for an investigation but was warned offpresionó para que se llevara a cabo una investigación, pero le advirtieron que no lo hiciera or se lo desaconsejaron
the dogs warned the intruder offlos perros ahuyentaron al intruso
B. VT + PREP he warned the children off the grassadvirtió a los niños que no pisaran el césped
to warn sb off doing sthadvertir a algn que no haga algo
I was warned off trying to help herme advirtieron que no intentara ayudarla

warn

[ˈwɔːrn]
vtavertir, prévenir
Well, I warned you! → Je t'avais prévenu!
"War may break out," he warned → "La guerre pourrait éclater" a-t-il averti.
to warn sb to do sth → conseiller à qn de faire qch
to warn sb not to do sth, to warn sb against doing sth → déconseiller à qn de faire qch
to warn sb that → avertir qn que
The least I can do is warn them that there is a danger → Le moins que je puisse faire c'est de les avertir du danger., Le moins que je puisse faire c'est de les avertir qu'il y a danger.
Friends warned me that having children was expensive → Des amis m'avaient prévenu qu'avoir des enfants coûtait cher.
to warn sb of sth → prévenir qn de qch
I warned Edna of his visit → J'ai prévenu Edna de sa visite.
be warned → soyez prévenu(e)
vi
to warn of sth → mettre en garde contre qch
to warn against doing sth → mettre en garde contre les risques que faire qch implique, mettre en garde contre les risques que l'on court à faire qch
He warned against underestimating their opponents → Il a mis en garde contre les risques que sous-estimer ses adversaires implique., Il a mis en garde contre les risques que l'on court à sous estimer ses adversaires.
He warned against repeating the same mistake
BUT Il a mis en garde contre une répétition de cette erreur.

warn

vt
(= give warning)warnen (→ of, about, against vor +dat); (police, judge etc) → verwarnen; to warn somebody not to do somethingjdn davor warnen, etw zu tun; be warnedsei gewarnt!, lass dich warnen!; I’m warning youich warne dich!; you have been warned!sag nicht, ich hätte dich nicht gewarnt or es hätte dich niemand gewarnt!; she just won’t be warnedsie hört auf keine Warnung(en)
(= inform) to warn somebody that …jdn darauf aufmerksam machen or darauf hinweisen, dass …; her expression warned me that she was not enjoying the conversationich merkte schon an ihrem Gesichtsausdruck, dass ihr die Unterhaltung nicht gefiel; you might have warned us that you were comingdu hättest uns ruhig vorher Bescheid sagen können, dass du kommst
viwarnen (→ of vor +dat)

warn

[wɔːn] vt to warn (of or about)avvertire (di), avvisare (di)
to warn sb not to do sth or against doing sth → avvertire qn di non fare qc
you have been warned! → sei avvisato!
to warn sb off or against sth → mettere qn in guardia contro qc

warn

(woːn) verb
1. to tell (a person) in advance (about a danger etc). Black clouds warned us of the approaching storm; They warned her that she would be ill if she didn't rest.
2. to advise (someone against doing something). I was warned about/against speeding by the policeman; They warned him not to be late.
ˈwarning noun
1. an event, or something said or done, that warns. He gave her a warning against driving too fast; His heart attack will be a warning to him not to work so hard.
2. advance notice or advance signs. The earthquake came without warning.
adjective
giving a warning. She received a warning message.
ˈwarningly adverb
She looked warningly at the naughty boy.

warn

يُحَذِّرُ varovat advare warnen προειδοποιώ advertir varoittaa prévenir upozoriti avvertire 警告する 경고하다 waarschuwen advare ostrzec advertir предупреждать varna เตือน uyarmak cảnh báo 警告

warn

v. prevenir, advertir, avisar.
References in classic literature ?
She never saw Laurie mount guard in the hall to warn the servants away.
Yes, he asked me to warn you to be careful what you did and said in reference to the expedition.
Still, his too-conscious ears performed their ungrateful duty, as if to warn him of some lurking danger.
I want to warn ye agin an idea that might occur to you in a giniral way.
With the customary infirmity of temper that characterizes this unhappy fowl, she appears by the fierceness of her beak and eye, and the general truculency of her attitude, to threaten mischief to the inoffensive community; and especially to warn all citizens careful of their safety against intruding on the premises which she overshadows with her wings.
Starbuck, look at the binnacle watch, and in three minutes from this present instant warn off all strangers: then brace forward again, and let the ship sail as before.
Now chill winds and shortening days began to warn them that the winter was coming again.
I will go over to Michael Cross, and engage him to come behind on his swift nag, and keep a bright lookout on the road, and warn us if any company of men come on.
Everybody had shunned that locality from the day of my proclamation, but on the morning of the fourteenth I thought best to warn the people, through the heralds, to keep clear away -- a quarter of a mile away.
But he cares nothing for them and their threats; he only laughs when people warn him.
It was all very well to warn us, but what could WE do?
The congregation being fully assembled, now, the bell rang once more, to warn laggards and stragglers, and then a solemn hush fell upon the church which was only broken by the tittering and whispering of the choir in the gallery.