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Caution

Caution

WordNet



noun


(1)   The trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger
"A man of caution"
(2)   The trait of being circumspect and prudent
(3)   Judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
"He exercised caution in opening the door"
"He handled the vase with care"
(4)   A warning against certain acts
"A caveat against unfair practices"

verb


(5)   Warn strongly; put on guard
Wiktonary



Etymology


Recorded since 1297, "bail, guarantee, pledge", from "security, surety" itself from from cautio, from cautus, the past participle of cavere "to be on one's guard"

Noun



  1. Precept or warning against evil or danger of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction.
  2. A careful attention to the probable effects of an act, in order that failure or harm may be avoided; prudence in regard to danger; provident care; wariness.
  3. Security; guaranty; bail.
  4. One that gives rise to attention or astonishment

Verb



  1. To warn; to alert, advise that caution is warranted.

Etymology


From cautio, from cautus, the past participle of cavere "to be on one's guard"