n) KEY NOUN:
TRANSITIVE VERB: cau·tioned
- Careful forethought to avoid danger or harm.
- Close attention or vigilance to minimize risk: The car proceeded over the rickety bridge with caution.
- Prudence or restraint in action or decision: advised caution in choosing a school.
- A warning or admonishment, especially to take heed: I received a caution from the doctor about fat in my diet.
- A cautious action; a precaution: The climbers took the necessary cautions in preparing for the ascent.
- Informal One that is striking or alarming.
- To advise to take heed; warn or admonish.
Middle English caucioun
, from Old French caution
, from Latin cauti, cautin-
, from cautus
, past participle of cavre
, to take care