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warn

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Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)
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25 in 24 verses (in OT : 20 in 19 verses) (in NT : 5 in 5 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

warnv. t. [OE. wernen, AS. weornan, wyrnan. Cf. Warn to admonish.].
     To refuse.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
warnv. t. [OE. warnen, warnien, AS. warnian, wearnian, to take heed, to warn; akin to AS. wearn denial, refusal, OS. warning, wernian, to refuse, OHG. warnen, G. warnen to warn, OFries. warna, werna, Icel. varna to refuse; and probably to E. wary. .].
  •  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.  Dryden.  [1913 Webster]
    "Cornelius the centurion . . . was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee."  [1913 Webster]
    "Who is it that hath warned us to the walls?"  [1913 Webster]
  •  To give notice to, of approaching or probable danger or evil; to caution against anything that may prove injurious.  Dryden.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To ward off.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

warn, v.tr.
1 (also absol.) a (often foll. by of, or that + clause, or to + infin.) inform of danger, unknown circumstances, etc. (warned them of the danger; warned her that she was being watched; warned him to expect a visit). b (often foll. by against) inform (a person etc.) about a specific danger, hostile person, etc. (warned her against trusting him).
2 (usu. with neg.) admonish; tell forcefully (has been warned not to go).
3 give (a person) cautionary notice regarding conduct etc. (shall not warn you again).

Idiom
warn off
1 tell (a person) to keep away (from).
2 prohibit from attending races, esp. at a specified course.
Derivative
warner n.
Etymology
OE war(e)nian, wearnian ult. f. Gmc: cf. WARE(3)

THESAURUS

warn

admonish, advise, alarm, alert, apprehend, apprise, arouse, ask, ask for, be imminent, blackmail, bludgeon, bode, bulldoze, call for, caution, challenge, charge, claim, clamor for, comminate, counsel, croak, cry for, cry havoc, cry out against, cry wolf, daunt, demand, denounce, direct, dissuade, encourage, enjoin, exact, exhort, expostulate, extort, fly storm warnings, forebode, forewarn, frighten, frighten off, give fair warning, give notice, give warning, guide, have a premonition, have a presentiment, impose, incite, indent, induce, inform, intimidate, issue a caveat, issue an ultimatum, kid out of, levy, look black, look threatening, lower, make a demand, menace, move, notify, order, order up, persuade, place an order, portend, preach, preapprehend, prompt, put in requisition, remonstrate, require, requisition, screw, sound the alarm, sound the tocsin, startle, talk out of, tell, threaten, tip, tip off, unpersuade, urge, utter a caveat, utter threats against, warn against

ROGET THESAURUS

warn

Dissuasion

VB dissuade, dehort, cry out against, remonstrate, expostulate, warn, contraindicate, disincline, indispose, shake, stagger, dispirit, discourage, dishearten, deter, repress, hold back, keep back, render averse, repel, turn aside, wean from, act as a drag, throw cold water on, damp, cool, chill, blunt, calm, quiet, quench, deprecate, disenchant, disillusion, deflate, take down a peg, pop one's balloon, prick one's balloon, burst one's bubble, disabuse (correction).

Warning

VB warn, caution, forewarn, prewarn, admonish, premonish, give notice, give warning, dehort, menace, put on one's guard, sound the alarm, croak, beware, ware, take warning, take heed at one's peril, keep watch and ward.

Alarm

VB give the alarm, raise the alarm, sound the alarm, turn in the alarm, beat the alarm, give an alarm, raise an alarm, sound an alarm, turn in an alarm, beat an alarm, alarm, warn, ring the tocsin, battre la generale, cry wolf.


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