Adjective "warned" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Inform someone in advance of a possible danger, problem, or other unpleasant situation.
  1. with direct speech '‘He's going to humiliate you,’ John warned'
  2. with clause 'the union warned that its members were going on strike'
  3. 'Was that old woman she met earlier telling the truth, and that she really was warning Alli of a possible danger that could befall her?'
  4. 'The report also warned of the dangers of failing to improve the lot of ordinary Iraqis.'
  5. 'It also warns of the dangers of transferring patients when beds are not available.'
  6. '‘It was a nice sunny day, but unfortunately there were no signs, no flags warning us about the dangers,’ he said.'
  7. 'It was a habit left over from the old days when the king and his ministers were thus warned of danger.'
  8. 'They become one-way routes, but they don't move, because people were not given the kind of advance warning they should get.'
  9. 'He was told that advance warning signs were put in place and that, if he could obtain permission from landowners, the council would remove some trees.'
  10. 'We in the Newtown and Guillamene Swimming Club are constantly warning about the dangers but at the end of the day it's up to parents to ensure the safety of their children.'
  11. 'They're warning of a heightened possibility of an eruption after more than a thousand small earthquakes.'
  12. 'Bulky agricultural machinery which dominates country roads should be accompanied by advance warning vehicles, a coroner said.'
  13. with object and infinitive 'police warned people not to keep large amounts of cash in their homes'
  14. 'Police are warning elderly people to be on their guard after a Balham resident was duped out of £10, believing he was helping a neighbour.'
  15. 'Police are warning people to make sure their houses are secure even when they are in them following a spate of ‘creeper’ burglaries.'
  16. 'Police are warning residents not to confront a gang of brazen and aggressive thieves who have struck more than 50 times in Wiltshire, stealing power tools from vans.'
  17. 'Despite officers warning him about his conduct he continued to hurl insults and was arrested.'
  18. 'Well, we have for a long time provided early warning advice on the launch of ballistic missiles.'
  19. 'Police are warning troublemakers that their behaviour will not be tolerated following another weekend of assaults and vandalism.'
  20. 'Whatever the reason, Shuggy's behaviour eventually prompted a police caution, warning him that if he didn't calm down then he would be in serious trouble.'
  21. 'Now police are warning anyone who used the machine over the Easter weekend, including the bank holiday Monday, to check their bank accounts in case they too have become victims of the scam.'
  22. 'Police are warning motorists to expect severe problems with road closures, especially on Friday, and advising people to make other arrangements.'
  23. 'Police are warning farmers, horse owners and equestrian establishments to check security and be extra vigilant following a number of thefts in the North Wiltshire area.'

More definitions

1. to give notice, advice, or intimation to (a person, group, etc.) of danger, impending evil, possible harm, or anything else unfavorable: They warned him of a plot against him. She was warned that her life was in danger.

2. to urge or advise to be careful; caution: to warn a careless driver.

3. to admonish or exhort, as to action or conduct: She warned her employees to be on time.

4. to notify, advise, or inform: to warn a person of an intended visit. 5

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be warned about emergences."

"ships can be warned of waves."

"residents can be warned of explosions."

"places can be warned about conditions."

"browns can be warned by officials."

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(warn)Old English war(e)nian, wearnian, from a West Germanic base meaning ‘be cautious’; compare with ware.


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