beware (verb) past tense: bewared LISTEN
Beware means ‘to be cautious or careful about.’
- Beware of the dog; it may bite.
- If someone offers you something for free, beware; it may be a trick.
Let the buyer beware means that as the buyer, it’s your responsibility to make sure that you get a good value for your money.
Did you know?
Although beware and be careful mean the same thing, be careful is more conversational. If you were making a sign to warn about something, you would usually say beware.
In pop culture
Here is George Harrison singing “Beware of Darkness.”