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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 tells of approaching danger or risk
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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 to preclude loss or injury
“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
“Oh, that boy, he's a caution! He does make me laugh.”
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Someone or something serving as a warning to others
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The quality of being frugal
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An uneasy feeling about the rightness of what one is doing or going to do
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The trait of being taciturn
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The act or an instance of dissuading
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A person who habitually plays the fool
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Information, typically having military, political or commercial value
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Intentional mildness
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Clear-headedness
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An unusual or amusing person
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The quality or state of being hesitant
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Unemotional, dispassionate, or moderate behaviour; self-control
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Lack of trust
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A person or thing that is likely to cause harm
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A careful weighing of the reasons for or against something
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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 provide information in a formal or official way
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To persuade someone not to do something
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To state one's intention to take hostile action against (someone) in retribution for something done or not done
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