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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 warn /ˈwɔrn/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Warn v. t.  To refuse.  [Written also wern, worn.] [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Warn, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Warned p. pr. & vb. n. Warning.]
 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.”
    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.”
 3. To ward off.  [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: 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"
      2: admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior; "I
         warned him not to go too far"; "I warn you against false
         assumptions"; "She warned him to be quiet" [syn: discourage,
          admonish, monish]
      3: ask to go away; "The old man warned the children off his
      4: notify, usually in advance; "I warned you that I would ask
         some difficult questions"