Johnson cautioned that at the neighborhood level, foreclosure rates produce “small, marginal effects on the overall turnout rate.”
President Obama cautioned that the bill would complicate U.S.-Uganda relations.
She cautioned her daughter, but Platt was deaf to the warnings.
c.1300, "bail, guarantee, pledge," from Old French caution "security, surety" (13c.), from Latin cautionem (nominative cautio) "caution, care, foresight, precaution," noun of action from past participle stem of cavere "to be on one's guard" (see caveat). The Latin sense re-emerged in English 16c.-17c. Meaning "word of warning" is from c.1600.
"to warn," 1640s, from caution (n.). Related: Cautioned; cautioning.