caution [kaw-shuhn] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Synonyms:||admonish, alert, exhort, flag, forewarn, give the high sign, give the lowdown on, pull one's coat, put one wise, tip off, tip*, urge, wave a red flag, wise one up|
|Category:||3. Prospective Affections|
be cautious; take care, take heed, take good care; have a care mind, what one is about; be on one's guard (keep watch) [more]; "make assurance doubly sure" [Macbeth]., bespeak (be early)., think twice, look before one leaps, count the cost, look to the main chance, cut one's coat according to one's cloth; feel one's ground, feel one's way; see how the land lies (foresight); wait to see how the cat jumps; bridle one's tongue; reculer pour mieux sauter (prepare); let well alone, let well enough alone, ne pas reveiller le chat qui dort., keep out of harm's way, keep out of troubled waters; keep at a respectful distance, stand aloof; keep on the safe side, be on the safe side., husband one's resources [more]., caution (warn).
cautious, wary, guarded; on one's guard (watchful) [more]; cavendo tutus; in medio tutissimus; vigilant., careful, heedful; cautelous, stealthy, chary, shy of, circumspect, prudent, discreet, politic; sure-footed (skillful) [more]., unenterprising, unadventurous, cool, steady, self-possessed; overcautious.
timeo Danaos [Vergil]; festina lente.
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