Synonyms of 'caution'
care or prudence, esp. in the face of dangerDrivers are urged to exercise extreme caution in icy weather.
I chose my words with care.
He conducted the whole affair with the utmost discretion.
He pays too much heed these days to my nephew.
He urged prudence rather than haste on any new resolution.
a problem that requires constant vigilance
The drugs improve mental alertness.
With a little forethought many accidents could be avoided.
Handling difficult customers requires tact and circumspection.
belt and braces,
a formal warning given to a person suspected of an offenceThe others got off with a caution but I was fined.
to warn or adviseBanks caution young couples against opening joint bank accounts.
They warned him of the dangers of sailing alone.
He urged restraint on the security forces.
I would strongly advise against it.
I was hoping he'd alert the police.
He tipped police off on his carphone.
The book had forewarned me of what to expect.
put you on your guard
You should know a man seven years before you stir his fireOnce bitten, twice shy
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in the sense of admonish
to reprimand sternly
They admonished me for taking risks with my health.
tear into (informal),
tell off (informal),
read the riot act to someone,
chew out (US, Canadian, informal),
tear someone off a strip (British, informal),
give someone a rocket (British, New Zealand, informal),
slap someone on the wrist,
rap someone over the knuckles,
bawl out (informal)
in the sense of admonition
She is full of admonitions about smoking now that she's given up.
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Thesaurus for caution from the Collins English Thesaurus