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Verb: caution  ko-shun
  1. Warn strongly; put on guard
    - admonish, monish
Noun: caution  ko-shun
  1. The trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger
    "a man of caution";
    - cautiousness, carefulness
  2. A warning against certain acts
    "a caution against unfair practices";
    - caveat
  3. Judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
    "he exercised caution in opening the door";
    - precaution, care, forethought
  4. The trait of being circumspect and prudent
    - circumspection

Derived forms: cautioned, cautions, cautioning

Type of: attentiveness, discernment, discretion, judiciousness, warn, warning

Antonym: incaution

Encyclopedia: Caution