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What is another word for caution?

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Noun
Care taken to avoid danger or mistakes
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“Extreme caution is urged when engaging in activities that may pose a threat to one's physical well-being.”
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An official or legal warning, typically given to someone who has committed an offense
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“He admitted to double-parking and received a caution for his transgression.”
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Something that warns of imminent risk or danger
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“This is just a caution that my review of the film practically gives away the entire plot of the movie.”
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(rare) A measure taken in advance to prevent something dangerous, unpleasant, or inconvenient from happening
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“It's just a basic caution of ensuring that I do not lock myself out of my own apartment.”
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(dated) One who draws attention or causes astonishment by their behaviour
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“Oh, that boy, he's a caution! He does make me laugh.”
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A playful, funny, and typically extroverted person
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A lack of warmth or openness in manner or expression
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The quality of being frugal
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A doubt or uncertainty concerning a matter of fact
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The act or an instance of dissuading
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The act of imparting knowledge
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Intentional mildness
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An unusual or amusing person
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A lack or absence of trust or confidence
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The quality or state of being hesitant
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Careful consideration or deliberation of the facts or reasons
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Something which serves as a sign or evidence of something
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Clear-headedness
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Verb
To say something as advice or to provide information
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“Economic purists caution patience and promise a more efficient electricity market in the future.”
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To say something as a warning
“I would certainly caution you against consuming more calories than you expend.”
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To issue an official or legal warning to
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“They would caution the couple for malnourishing their child.”
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To state one's intention to take hostile and retributive action against someone
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To instruct or order (someone) to do something
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To provide information in a formal or official way
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To offer advice to
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