caution


caution
caution cau‧tion [ˈkɔːʆn ǁ ˈkɒː-] noun [uncountable]
FINANCE if there is caution in the financial markets, people are unwilling to buy or sell because they are worried that prices will fall:

• Investors exercised caution in the run-up to the election.

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caution UK US /ˈkɔːʃən/ noun
[U] care and attention in order to avoid risk or possible problems: »

The latest figures suggest that consumer caution has increased in recent months.

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Those keen on investing in small companies should proceed with caution.

great/extreme caution »

The letter outlines that customers should treat any email appearing to be from their bank with great caution.

exercise/use caution »

Investors are urged to exercise caution to avoid the less reputable companies.

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advise/urge caution

err on the side of caution — Cf. err on the side of caution
throw caution to the wind — Cf. throw caution to the wind
sound/strike a note of caution — Cf. strike a note of caution
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caution UK US /ˈkɔːʃən/ verb [T]
to warn someone about something: caution that »

Economists caution that retail sales tax collections represent about half of all retail spending.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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