Synonyms of 'caution'
1 careDictionary, discretion, heedDrivers 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 Tom.
He urged prudence rather than haste on any new resolution.
Drugs are 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
2 reprimandDictionary, warning, injunctionThe others got off with a caution but I was fined.
1 warnDictionary, urge, 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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If you admonish someone, you tell them very seriously that they have done something wrong.
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)
An admonition is a warning or criticism about someone's behaviour.
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
Caution is great care which you take in order to avoid possible danger.