Definition - warning

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  1. cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness); "a letter of admonition about the dangers of immorality"; "the warning was to beware of surprises"; "his final word of advice was not to play with matches"
  2. notification of something, usually in advance; "they gave little warning of their arrival"; "she had only had four days' warning before leaving Berlin"
  3. serving to warn; "shook a monitory finger at him"; "an exemplary jail sentence"
  4. a message informing of danger; "a warning that still more bombs could explode"
  5. notify, usually in advance; "I warned you that I would ask some difficult questions"
  6. ask to go away; "The old man warned the children off his property"
  7. notify of danger, potential harm, or risk; "The director warned him that he might be fired"; "The doctor warned me about the dangers of smoking"
  8. admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior; "I warned him not

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