beware
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˌbiˈwɛəɹ/, IPA: /ˌbɪˈwɛəɹ/ IPA: /ˌbəˈwɛəɹ/
Verb
  1. (defective, ambitransitive) To use caution, pay attention to (used both with and without of).
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Exodus 23:20-21 ↗:
      Behold, I send an Angel before thee […] . Beware of him, and obey his voice.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Ivlivs Cæsar”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene ii]:
      Beware the Ides of March.
Translations
  • French: faire attention
  • German: Vorsicht
  • Italian: temere, guardarsi, fare attenzione
  • Portuguese: precaver-se, prestar atenção
  • Russian: остерега́ться
  • Spanish: tener cuidado, ser precavido



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