- 1Care taken to avoid danger or mistakes: anyone receiving a suspect package should exercise extreme cautionMore example sentences
- Extreme caution and care is required and journeys should not be undertaken unless necessary.
- To this effect, he wanted to urge road users locally to exercise care, caution and common sense when getting behind the wheel of a car.
- The Australian government warns travelers to exercise extreme caution.
- 1.1Warning: business advisers have sounded a note of cautionMore example sentences
- However he sounded a note of caution, warning that the glut of orders could provoke a disturbing crisis in manufacturing capacity locally.
- Perhaps, then, Vergil's great epic does not aim only to magnify the greatness of Augustus' Rome but also to sound a note of caution or, even, warning.
- The report waives a flag of caution, warning that resources needed for educational endeavors have been reduced all across the spectrum.
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- 1Say something as a warning: [with clause]: the secretary cautioned that economic uncertainties remained [with direct speech]: “Be careful now,” I cautionedMore example sentences
- Thailand might experience a trade deficit for the first time since the country managed to weather the 1997 economic crisis, KRC cautioned.
- Finally, he calls for consideration of potential economic fallout, cautioning that new developments will inevitably displace older technologies.
- However, oil greases the national economy, and Gref cautioned on Thursday that the sector could be squeezed only so much before the economy started to suffer.
- 1.1 [no object] (caution against) Warn or advise against (doing something): advisers have cautioned against tax increasesMore example sentences
- When advising readers on choosing titles carefully, you caution against titles that may be too silly or trite.
- In an accompanying editorial, Patriarca commends the study of new options for prevention of influenza but cautions against equating efficacy data with real-life effectiveness at a community level.
- Before concluding, we reiterate the importance of high morale and caution against false rumors, defeatism, uncertainty, and discouragement.
Middle English (denoting bail or a guarantee): from Latin caution-, from cavere 'take heed'.