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Definition of "caution" []

  • Careful forethought to avoid danger or harm. (noun)
  • Close attention or vigilance to minimize risk: The car proceeded over the rickety bridge with caution. (noun)
  • Prudence or restraint in action or decision: advised caution in choosing a school. (noun)
  • A warning or admonishment, especially to take heed: I received a caution from the doctor about fat in my diet. (noun)
  • A cautious action; a precaution: The climbers took the necessary cautions in preparing for the ascent. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "caution" in a sentence
  • "Although this plan is underway and we are confident that it will be executed, I would be remiss if I didn't a word caution at the timing of pricing of these dispositions is not set in stone."
  • "When trying to portray real people in ads, extra caution is advised. —"
  • "I agree that a caution is a reasonable outcome in these circumstances and removes the risk of his pleading not guilty."