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Definition of caution:

  1. A careful attention to the probable effects of an act, in order that failure or harm may be avoided; prudence in regard to danger; provident care; wariness.
  2. A pledge, bond, or other security for the performance of an obligation either in or out of judicial proceedings; the promise or contract of one not for himself but another; security.
  3. Precept or warning against evil of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction.
  4. Security; guaranty; bail.
  5. To give notice of danger to; to warn; to exhort [ one] to take heed.

Synonyms:

trouble, monish, gingerliness, caveat, discourage, chariness, cautiousness, management, anxiety, perplexity, precaution, regard, admonishment, fear, admonish, forehandedness, reprove, safeguard, calculation, premeditation, admonition, oversight, upkeep, care, foresight, tending, carefulness, solicitude, guardianship, charge, forethoughtfulness, chariness, foresightedness, tutelage, aid, discreetness, forethought, guard, maintenance, worry, careful, circumspection.

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