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Cautionary vs. Caution

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Cautionaryadjective

Serving to caution or warn; admonitory

Cautionnoun

Precept or warning against evil or danger of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction; prudence in regard to danger; provident care

Cautionaryadjective

Serving to ward off; preventive

Cautionnoun

A careful attention to the probable effects of an act, in order that failure or harm may be avoided

Cautionaryadjective

(obsolete) Held as security or hostage

Cautionnoun

Security; guaranty; bail.

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Cautionaryadjective

Conveying a caution, or warning to avoid danger; as, cautionary signals.

Cautionnoun

One who draws attention or causes astonishment by their behaviour.

‘Oh, that boy, he's a caution! He does make me laugh.’;

Cautionaryadjective

Given as a pledge or as security.

‘He hated Barnevelt, for his getting the cautionary towns out of his hands.’;

Cautionnoun

(law) A formal warning given as an alternative to prosecution in minor cases.

Cautionaryadjective

Wary; cautious.

Cautionnoun

(soccer) A yellow card.

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Cautionaryadjective

tending to ward off;

‘the swastika...a very ancient prophylactic symbol occurring among all peoples’;

Cautionverb

(transitive) To warn; to alert, advise that caution is warranted.

Cautionaryadjective

serving to warn;

‘shook a monitory finger at him’; ‘an exemplary jail sentence’;

Cautionverb

(soccer) To give a yellow card

Cautionnoun

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.

Cautionnoun

Security; guaranty; bail.

‘The Parliament would yet give his majesty sufficient caution that the war should be prosecuted.’;

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Cautionnoun

Precept or warning against evil of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction.

‘In way of caution I must tell you.’;

Cautionnoun

A pledge, bond, or other security for the performance of an obligation either in or out of judicial proceedings; the promise or contract of one not for himself but another; security.

Cautionverb

To give notice of danger to; to warn; to exhort [one] to take heed.

‘You cautioned me against their charms.’;

Cautionnoun

the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger;

‘a man of caution’;

Cautionnoun

a warning against certain acts;

‘a caveat against unfair practices’;

Cautionnoun

judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger;

‘he exercised caution in opening the door’; ‘he handled the vase with care’;

Cautionnoun

the trait of being circumspect and prudent

Cautionverb

warn strongly; put on guard

Cautionnoun

care taken to avoid danger or mistakes

‘anyone receiving a suspect package should exercise extreme caution’;

Cautionnoun

an official or legal warning given to someone who has committed a minor offence but has not been charged, to the effect that further action will be taken if they commit another such offence

‘they let him off with a caution’;

Cautionnoun

warning

‘business advisers have sounded a note of caution’;

Cautionnoun

an amusing or surprising person

‘‘You're a caution, you are,’ she said’;

Cautionverb

say something as a warning

‘‘Be careful now,’ he cautioned’; ‘the Chancellor cautioned that economic uncertainties remained’;

Cautionverb

warn or advise against (doing something)

‘advisers have cautioned against tax increases’;

Cautionverb

issue an official or legal warning to

‘he was cautioned for possessing drugs’;

Cautionverb

(of a police officer) advise (someone) of their legal rights when arresting them

‘having cautioned her, the police were ready to take her away for questioning’;

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