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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Warn  \Warn\  (w[add]rn),  v.  t.  [OE.  wernen,  AS  weornan  wyrnan 
  Cf  {Warn}  to  admonish.] 
  To  refuse.  [Written  also  {wern},  {worn}.]  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Warn  \Warn\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Warned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Warning}.]  [OE.  warnen,  warnien  AS  warnian,  wearnian  to 
  take  heed,  to  warn;  akin  to  AS  wearn  denial,  refusal,  OS 
  warning,  wernian  to  refuse,  OHG.  warnen,  G.  warnen  to  warn, 
  OFries  warna,  werna,  Icel.  varna  to  refuse;  and  probably  to 
  E.  wary.  ????.] 
  1.  To  make  ware  or  aware;  to  give  previous  information  to  to 
  give  notice  to  to  notify;  to  admonish;  hence  to  notify 
  or  summon  by  authority;  as  to  warn  a  town  meeting;  to 
  warn  a  tenant  to  quit  a  house.  ``Warned  of  the  ensuing 
  fight.''  --Dryden. 
  Cornelius  the  centurion  .  .  .  was  warned  from  God  by 
  an  holy  angel  to  send  for  thee.  --Acts  x.  22. 
  Who  is  it  that  hath  warned  us  to  the  walls?  --Shak. 
  2.  To  give  notice  to  of  approaching  or  probable  danger  or 
  evil;  to  caution  against  anything  that  may  prove 
  injurious.  ``Juturna  warns  the  Daunian  chief  of  Lausus' 
  danger,  urging  swift  relief.''  --Dryden. 
  3.  To  ward  off  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  notify  of  danger  or  of  a  risk;  "The  director  warned  him  that 
  he  might  be  fired" 
  2:  admonish  or  counsel;  "I  warned  him  not  to  go  too  far"  [syn: 
  {discourage},  {admonish}] 

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