List of 426 Sets of Synonyms - How they Differ - Total of 2307 Words - 419

SYNONYMS: warn, caution, forewarn.
These verbs mean to give someone notice of and put the person on guard against actual or possible danger or risk.

Warn, the most inclusive, implies well-timed notice that causes a person to be alert, vigilant, or wary: My father was warned by neighbors that we were in danger.
Caution often suggests a warning that calls for the use of circumspection or prudence, as in avoiding unpleasant consequences: The Secretary of State cautioned that terrorism would be countered by retaliatory action.
Forewarn intensifies the sense of advance notice: Forewarned is forearmed.

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