1. [ verb ] notify of danger, potential harm, or risk

"The director warned him that he might be fired" "you will get hungry if you don't eat," he warned "The doctor warned me about the dangers of smoking"

Related terms: inform threaten alarm caution forewarn
2. [ verb ] admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior
Synonyms: discourage admonish monish

"I warned him not to go too far" "I warn you against false assumptions" "She warned him to be quiet"

Related terms: advise admonition
3. [ verb ] ask to go away

"The old man warned the children off his property"

Related terms: order
4. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 25913
5. [ verb ] notify, usually in advance

"I warned you that I would ask some difficult questions"

Related terms: inform warner
Similar spelling:   Warne