Warn appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):
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Warn is sometimes a misspelling of worn.
The word warn is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.
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Definition of the verb warn
What does warn mean as a doing word?
Warn is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.
verb - inflections: warned | warning | warns
- notify of danger, potential harm, or risk
- examples: The director warned him that he might be fired | The doctor warned me about the dangers of smoking
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] Ellen alerted Helen | I asked him [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Topic, quotation] Ellen warned Helen, 'Avoid that hole in the sidewalk.' [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Topic, that-complement clause] Ellen warned Helen that the party would be tonight [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause] Ellen warned Helen how to avoid the crowd [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] against / about / concerning / on / regarding / respecting [Topic] Ellen warned Helen against skating on thin ice [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] of [Topic] My accountant warned me of the new loopholes in the tax code [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, quotation] Ellen warned, 'Avoid that hole in the sidewalk.' [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, that-complement clause] Ellen warned that the party would be tonight [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause] Ellen warned how to avoid the crowd [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] against / about / concerning / on / regarding / respecting [Topic] Ellen warned against skating on thin ice
- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- more generic word: inform = impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to
- more specific words:
- advise or counsel in terms of someone's behavior
- examples: I warned him not to go too far | I warn you against false assumptions | She warned him to be quiet | Sam cannot warn Sue
- syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- synonyms of warn: admonish / discourage / monish
- more generic words: advise / counsel / rede = give advice to
- ask to go away
- notify, usually in advance
Alternative definition of the verb warn
- [transitive] To make (someone) aware of impending danger etc. [definition from 11th c.]
- [transitive] To caution (someone) against unwise or unacceptable behaviour. [definition from 11th c.]
- [transitive] To notify (someone) of something untoward. [definition from 13th c.]
- [intransitive] To give warning.
- [obsolete] To refuse, deny (someone something).
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Phrases with Warn
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by Peter S. Thompson, PhD
The duty to warn is a key obligation psychologists must fulfill. Ethical, Legal, and Professional Foundations domain. A. Although choice C is a good choice, the best choice would be A because it is a more comprehensive intervention that would ...
Torts by John C.P. Goldberg, Benjamin C. Zipursky
Grammatically, failure to warn is an awkward label for a defect. (The idea behind it is perhaps better rendered as “warning defect” or “instructional defect.”) What makes the product substandard is the absence of information that would render ...
by M. Eze
warn is that such move is “Another obstacle to cultural liberation... retraditionalization of African culture can take modernizing forms, especially if it becomes an aspect of decolonization. Retraditionalization does not mean returning Africa ...
Working in School and Clinical Mental Health Settings by Dr Jolie Ziomek-Daigle
Duty to warn refers to the responsibility of the counselor to inform authorities or a third party if a client poses a threat to him/herself or to someone else. While the general rule is that counselor–client communication is protected and confidential, ...
Assessing the Importance of Individual and Household Characteristics
warn is a large problem with the use of the UNU/ WIDER ...
The Essential Guide for Mental Health Professionals by Len Sperry
Duty to Warn and Protect and Related Considerations Confidentiality The requirement, with some exceptions, that practitioners will not reveal to others the content of the information communicated by clients to them in therapy.
A Compendium of Mistakes in Grammar, Usage, and Spelling with Commentary on Lexicographers and Linguists by Robert Hartwell Fiske
Use warn. t 8F SF USZJOH UP CF QSPBDUJWF andforewarn students that ifthey plan to drink they need to go somewhere else.
Being a Compilation of All Words, Phrases and Maxims which Have Been Defined, Construed, Interpreted Or Applied in Reported Kentucky Cases, and in Kentucky Constitution, Statutes and Codes of Practice by Fred P. Caldwell
WARN ALL PERSONS.— See All. WARNING. — "Such warning (to car repairers) of the approach of said train of cars was reasonably safe which was ordinarily sufficient to give notice of its coming to M. or others who were engaged in the ...
by T. Stuart Watson, Christopher H. Skinner
even extended the duty to warn to clients' threats to property. The Supreme Court of Ohio found that since the Tarasoff decision, a majority of courts have "concluded that the relationship between ...
Encyclopedia of Counseling (2008)
by Frederick T. Leong
The legal precedent for establishing a duty to warn and a duty to protect was set in the wrongful death case of Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California. Tatiana Tarasoff was murdered by Prosenjit Poddar, a student from India enrolled ...
by Brent Douglas Galloway
y=T//, SOC ['warn s-o'], EFAM, possibly <a:- ablaut> resultative, (<=t> purposeful control transitivizer), phonology: possible ablaut, possible clipping, syntactic analysis: transitive verb, attested by IHTTC (7/ 5/77), ...
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Usage statistics about warn
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb warn:
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Video shows what warn means. To make (someone) aware of impending danger etc.. To caution (someone) against unwise or unacceptable behaviour.
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Scrabble value of W4A1R1N1
The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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