- Warn is used especially when a serious danger is involved
- To caution or warn is to give advice that puts one on guard against possible danger, failure, etc.
- Admonish suggests earnest, gently reproving advice concerning a fault, error, etc., given by someone fitted to do so by age or position
- Counsel implies serious deliberation of weighty matters
- Advise means simply to recommend a course of action and implies that the giver of the advice has knowledge or experience