verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- caution money,
Origin of caution
Examples from the Web for cautioned
Camarillo also cautioned families about other clues that may be worth further examination before allowing someone into your home.
Well, maybe it was a gamma-ray burst, or maybe it was something else, cautioned some others.
But he cautioned that last-minute snags could still derail an agreement.
But Dr. Rebecca Brightman, an ob-gyn in private practice, cautioned that such fears are overblown.
Although Burwell was confirmed to head OMB by a vote of 96-0, Daschle cautioned that he thought she wouldn't have an "easy ride."
I cautioned them of the Consequences of eateing too much &c.The Journals of Lewis and Clark|Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
Our moniteurs had often cautioned us against being comfortably certain about anything while in the air.High Adventure|James Norman Hall
If ever there was a time when our young people require to be cautioned, and warned, and helped and guided, it is now.Rome, Turkey, and Jerusalem|Edward Hoare
She had cautioned the girls against opening theirs, but Billie had flatly rebelled.The Motor Maids Across the Continent|Katherine Stokes
Thus regretted and cautioned on all hands, Mordaunt took leave of the hospitable household.An Advanced English Grammar with Exercises|George Lyman Kittredge
Word Origin for caution
"to warn," 1640s, from caution (n.). Related: Cautioned; cautioning.
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.
see throw caution to the winds.