beware definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To be on guard against; be cautious of: "Beware the ides of March” ( Shakespeare).
    • in order to prevent; to manage; having a care for.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • becoming careful; exert care: We had to beware of the icy patches on the way. Avoid canine.
    • becoming on one's guard; to be cautious; to be mindful; -- generally followed by of or lest ahead of the thing which to be prevented.
    • to own a unique regard; to heed.
  • verb:
    • To use care, consider (to) (if intransitive, construed with of).
    • be on a single's guard; be cautious or wary about; be aware of
  • others:
    • becoming wary or careful; be on a single's shield; exercise care or vigilance: correctly two words, be ware, consisting of the infinitive or crucial of be aided by the adjective ware: followed closely by of, expressed or recognized, with the power of ‘against,’ ‘in regard to’: because, watch out for wicked organizations; beware how you step; “beware the bear,”

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