verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of caution
Synonyms for caution
Antonyms for caution
Related Words for cautionattention, prudence, foresight, discretion, vigilance, care, advice, urge, forewarn, exhort, admonish, alert, circumspection, deliberation, providence, forethought, heed, watchfulness, discreetness, tip-off
Examples from the Web for caution
Contemporary Examples of caution
Good news, in an epidemic as unpredictable as this one, must be met with caution.
While the caution that the fragility of this situation calls for cannot be overstated, neither can the successes made thus far.
There was “some note of caution” attached to hiring Knox, thanks to the negativity from the case, Robinson said.Amanda Knox, Cub Reporter: The Convicted Murderer Is Now Writing Theater Reviews for a Small Seattle Paper
November 4, 2014
Medical authorities of the day often acted less out of an “abundance of caution” than with a general callousness to humanity.Disease History Vs. Disease Hysteria
October 19, 2014
Distasteful those ads might be, but restrictions on political speech should be exercised with great deliberation and caution.Is Big Money Politics an Overblown Evil?
August 2, 2014
Historical Examples of caution
"Don't come this way," she called back, in quick, low tones of caution.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
On the fourth and fifth days, however, he had the reward for his caution.
At least, they would go with caution down his trail after that first check.
And there is one thing that I have to remember to caution Donald about.Her Father's Daughter
John remembered his mother's caution that he was not to let his Uncle talk much.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
Word Origin for caution
c.1300, "bail, guarantee, pledge," from Old French caution "security, surety" (13c.), from Latin cautionem (nominative cautio) "caution, care, foresight, precaution," noun of action from past participle stem of cavere "to be on one's guard" (see caveat). The Latin sense re-emerged in English 16c.-17c. Meaning "word of warning" is from c.1600.
"to warn," 1640s, from caution (n.). Related: Cautioned; cautioning.
see throw caution to the winds.