Definition of 'caution'
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Accepting a caution also involves admitting that you have committed a criminal offence. The Sun (2017)The figures were shocking enough without him throwing caution to the wind. The Sun (2016)But just six per cent of the investigations resulted in a charge or a formal caution. The Sun (2016)Some women we found also appear to throw caution to the wind. The Sun (2017)Shoppers are throwing caution to the wind too. The Sun (2016)Another note of caution: avoid knitted. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some experts urged caution, pointing out that the study had to rely on people's own reports of high blood pressure. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We must proceed here with great caution. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The women were interviewed in custody and have been cautioned for the offences. The Sun (2009)They are rarely open to counsel or caution about entering a new marriage. Christianity Today (2000)This caution also applies to financial matters. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The only warning or caution flag that goes up here is in the bakery. The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure (1990)Caution may yet prove the first instruction of the coach. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Spending a year studying in your chosen field seems an obvious stepping stone but experts advise caution. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We had to throw caution to the wind and we got some very good results that way. The Sun (2006)Anyone receiving a formal caution from police must admit the crime for which it is received. The Sun (2012)Underneath it is a mixture of vulnerability, caution and enthusiasm again for life. Times, Sunday Times (2011)While managements may be keen enough, investors may urge more caution. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Critics fear VIPs could be given cautions to avoid them being identified. The Sun (2013)A man was cautioned over the messages. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The idea is to support innovative research into ways to use natural resources with care, caution and wisdom. Times, Sunday Times (2009)More than half of people charged with offences of violence against the person receive a caution rather than going to court, according to government figures published yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Last year more than 90,000 serious cases and more than 200,000 other offences were dealt with by cautions and penalty notices. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'caution'
British English: caution /ˈkɔːʃən/ NOUN
Caution is great care taken in order to avoid danger.
The animals must be treated with extreme caution.
- American English: caution
- Arabic: حَذَر
- Brazilian Portuguese: cautela
- Chinese: 小心
- Croatian: oprez
- Czech: opatrnost
- Danish: forsigtighed
- Dutch: voorzichtigheid
- European Spanish: cautela
- Finnish: varovaisuus
- French: prudence
- German: Vorsicht
- Greek: σύνεση
- Italian: cautela
- Japanese: 注意
- Korean: 조심
- Norwegian: varsomhet
- Polish: ostrożność
- European Portuguese: cautela
- Romanian: precauție
- Russian: осторожность
- Spanish: cautela
- Swedish: försiktighet
- Thai: การตักเตือน
- Turkish: önlem
- Ukrainian: обережність
- Vietnamese: sự thận trọng
British English: caution VERB
If someone cautions you, they warn you about problems or danger.
He cautioned against misrepresenting the situation.
Wait, though, he cautioned himself.
Definition of caution from the Collins English Dictionary
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