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I want to warn against the Fifth Column which is trying to hinder our free way of life in Holland.
Theo Van Gogh

Meaning of "warn" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WARN

Old English wearnian; related to Old High German warnēn, Old Norse varna to refuse.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WARN

warn  [wɔːn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WARN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Warn is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb warn in English.

WHAT DOES WARN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Warn

Warn or WARN may refer to: ▪ WARN, a radio station licensed to Culpeper, Virginia, United States ▪ An acronym for the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, a U.S. legislation ▪ Western Animal Rights Network, a coalition for animal rights groups in the West of England and South Wales ▪ Women of All Red Nations, a Native American women's organization founded in 1974 ▪ Warning, Alert and Response Network Act, a U.S. legislation...

Definition of warn in the English dictionary

The first definition of warn in the dictionary is to notify or make aware of danger, harm, etc. Other definition of warn is to advise or admonish as to action, conduct, etc. Warn is also to inform in advance.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO WARN

PRESENT

Present
I warn
you warn
he/she/it warns
we warn
you warn
they warn
Present continuous
I am warning
you are warning
he/she/it is warning
we are warning
you are warning
they are warning
Present perfect
I have warned
you have warned
he/she/it has warned
we have warned
you have warned
they have warned
Present perfect continuous
I have been warning
you have been warning
he/she/it has been warning
we have been warning
you have been warning
they have been warning
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I warned
you warned
he/she/it warned
we warned
you warned
they warned
Past continuous
I was warning
you were warning
he/she/it was warning
we were warning
you were warning
they were warning
Past perfect
I had warned
you had warned
he/she/it had warned
we had warned
you had warned
they had warned
Past perfect continuous
I had been warning
you had been warning
he/she/it had been warning
we had been warning
you had been warning
they had been warning
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will warn
you will warn
he/she/it will warn
we will warn
you will warn
they will warn
Future continuous
I will be warning
you will be warning
he/she/it will be warning
we will be warning
you will be warning
they will be warning
Future perfect
I will have warned
you will have warned
he/she/it will have warned
we will have warned
you will have warned
they will have warned
Future perfect continuous
I will have been warning
you will have been warning
he/she/it will have been warning
we will have been warning
you will have been warning
they will have been warning
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would warn
you would warn
he/she/it would warn
we would warn
you would warn
they would warn
Conditional continuous
I would be warning
you would be warning
he/she/it would be warning
we would be warning
you would be warning
they would be warning
Conditional perfect
I would have warn
you would have warn
he/she/it would have warn
we would have warn
you would have warn
they would have warn
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been warning
you would have been warning
he/she/it would have been warning
we would have been warning
you would have been warning
they would have been warning
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you warn
we let´s warn
you warn
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to warn
Past participle
warned
Present Participle
warning
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WARN


airborne
ˈɛəˌbɔːn
Bon
bɔːn
born
bɔːn
borne
bɔːn
Capricorn
ˈkæprɪˌkɔːn
corn
kɔːn
dawn
dɔːn
drawn
drɔːn
horn
hɔːn
lawn
lɔːn
newborn
ˈnjuːˌbɔːn
popcorn
ˈpɒpˌkɔːn
porn
pɔːn
reborn
riːˈbɔːn
thorn
θɔːn
torn
tɔːn
Trabzon
ˈtrɑːbzɔːn
unicorn
ˈjuːnɪˌkɔːn
withdrawn
wɪðˈdrɔːn
worn
wɔːn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WARN

warming pan
warming-up exercises
warmish
warmist
warmly
warmness
warmonger
warmongering
warmouth
warmth
Warne
warner
warning
warning device
warning light
warning notice
warning shot
warning sign
warning triangle
warningly

WORDS THAT END LIKE WARN

barn
carn
cotton yarn
darn
dearn
Dutch barn
earn
forewarn
harn
larn
learn
pay as you earn
relearn
spin a yarn
spun yarn
tarn
tithe barn
unlearn
yarn
yearn

Synonyms and antonyms of warn in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WARN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «warn» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of warn

Translation of «warn» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WARN

Find out the translation of warn to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of warn from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «warn» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

警告
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

advertir
570 millions of speakers

English

warn
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चेतावनी दी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يُحَذِّرُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

предупреждать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

advertir
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সতর্ক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

prévenir
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Amaran
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

warnen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

警告する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

경고하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngelingi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cảnh báo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எச்சரிக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चेतावणी द्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

uyarmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

avvertire
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ostrzec
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

попереджати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a avertiza
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

προειδοποιώ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

waarsku
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

varna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

advare
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of warn

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WARN»

The term «warn» is very widely used and occupies the 12.423 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WARN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «warn» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «warn» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about warn

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10 QUOTES WITH «WARN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word warn.
1
Jason Bateman
I have to warn you: I bet horses like a girl.
2
Greg Bear
For years, even before 9/11, I've been trying to warn that the threat from amateur biolabs will ultimately turn out to be far more troublesome than leakage from military labs - perhaps even more costly and deadly than nuclear terrorism.
3
Jeremy Bentham
He who thinks and thinks for himself, will always have a claim to thanks; it is no matter whether it be right or wrong, so as it be explicit. If it is right, it will serve as a guide to direct; if wrong, as a beacon to warn.
4
William Bernbach
I warn you against believing that advertising is a science.
5
King Felipe VI
You will find in me a loyal head of state who is ready listen and understand, warn and advise as well as to defend the public interest at all times.
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Theo Van Gogh
I want to warn against the Fifth Column which is trying to hinder our free way of life in Holland.
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Nikolai Gogol
Let me warn you, if you start chasing after views, you'll be left without bread and without views.
8
Ariel Gore
Researchers warn us against walking out on married life without a dang good reason.
9
Alan Greenspan
I guess I should warn you, if I turn out to be particularly clear, you've probably misunderstood what I've said.
10
Jupiter Hammon
The next thing I would mention, and warn you against, is profaneness. This you know is forbidden by God.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WARN»

Discover the use of warn in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to warn and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
We Tried to Warn You: Innovations in Leadership for the ...
This book was written as a response to the positive and heartening reception to a series of articles published (online and print) on innovative interventions in organizations.
Peter H. Jones, 2008
2
Shadow Architect
The secret magic and divine mystery of the Hebrew alphabet is explored through poetry and illustration.
Emily Warn, 2008
3
Recreation and Tourism: A Changing Industry
Intended for students of A-Level geography, this book on recreation and tourism offers a wide range of case studies and an integated approach to all aspect of geographical study.
Sue Warn, 1999
4
More Miracle Minutes: 52 One Minute Guides to Practical Wisdom
One reader remarked, "It's such a quick read and so full of wisdom. I let my son read it, too. What inspiring reading. Dick Warn is truly a gifted writer."
Dick Warn, 2007
5
Don't Say I Didn't Warn You: Kids, Carbs, and the Coming ...
A comedian best known for her hilarious YouTube videos offers an irreverent collection of essays on motherhood and other female conditions, sharing her take on everything from weddings to mammograms to every woman's neverending quest for ...
Anita Renfroe, 2009
6
Donaldson + Warn: Crossing Midfield
This monograph features 20 selected buildings & projects & is the first book on this dynamic young architectural office whose architecture frequently touches on the artistic.
Geoffrey London, Duncan Richards, 2000
7
The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act: ...
Employers and Employees Find WARN's Definitions and Calculations Difficult to Apply Due to Ambiguities in the Statute and Limited Guidance On the basis of our interviews with interested parties and a legal review of court cases, we found ...
‎2003
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The Geography of Sport and Leisure
This new EPICS title covers 'Geography of Sport and Leisure', the most popular option of the Edexcel B Advanced GCE specification, the leading AS and A level specification.
Sue Warn, Michael Witherick, 2003
9
When Nature Strikes: Weather Disasters and the Law
When the family left the theater along with the other moviegoers, the theater staff did not warn them of the severe weather facing them on their drive home. As the family drove, their vehicle was struck by flood waters. When the family attempted  ...
Marsha L. Baum, 2007
10
Drug Injury: Liability, Analysis, and Prevention
Specifically, the plaintiffs said the defendants • failed to label Tofranil in a manner adequate to ensure its safe use; • failed to warn that Tofranil must be taken and administered with extreme caution because of the potentially fatal effect of ...
Gopi Doctor Ahuja, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WARN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term warn is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Iraqi Kurds warn PKK amid Turkey air strikes
Iraq's Kurdistan region has urged Turkish Kurd separatist forces of the PKK to leave civilian areas amid continuing Turkish air strikes. The call follows reports that ... «BBC News, Aug 15»
2
Insiders warn Jeb: Don't engage with Trump
That may be easier said than done, warned some caucus participants. “[He] needs to not get ruffled, which will be hard to do because Trump doesn't just throw ... «Politico, Jul 15»
3
Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking warn over 'killer robots'
A group of concerned scientists, researchers and academics, including Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, have warned that a military artificial intelligence arms ... «CNNMoney, Jul 15»
4
Scientists: Hayward Fault due for larger quake
FREMONT (KRON/BCN) — Scientists warn the Bay Area can expect a much larger quake “any day now” from the fault that produced Tuesday's 4.0-magnitude ... «KRON4.com, Jul 15»
5
Scientists unite to warn against flawed chemical reagents
A band of more than 50 scientists has created a website to help biologists avoid poor-quality chemical reagents that undermine experiments in molecular ... «Nature.com, Jul 15»
6
Plano police warn that burglars may once again be targeting Indian …
“Again, this is just suspected at this time, and we have nothing to prove they are in fact this group, but we want to warn those who might be affected to stay alert.”. «Dallas Morning News, Jul 15»
7
Funny Things Foreign Governments Warn Their Citizens About …
Funny Things Foreign Governments Warn Their Citizens About Traveling to the U.S.. What do foreigners get warned about when traveling to the U.S.? (Photo: ... «Yahoo Travel, Jul 15»
8
Dark Cloud Lifts Over Denver, but Experts Warn of More to Come
The weather problem has also left climate scientists — and there are many here — warning that as the Western drought continues, wildfires could proliferate, ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
9
Well | Doctors' Notes for Pregnant Employees Can Backfire, Experts …
In a commentary published in Obstetrics and Gynecology, five doctors and a lawyer warned that unspecific or poorly timed notes could bring harsh responses ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
10
Did Anonymous Warn About The NYSE Outage?
A Twitter account tied to the online hacktivist group Anonymous may have foretold Wednesday's sudden outage of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in a ... «Daily Caller, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Warn [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/warn>. Jul 2019 ».
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