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Definition 1: a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc. - [noun denoting act]

Samples where precaution or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution
  • an insurance policy is a good safeguard
  • we let our guard down

Synonyms for precaution in the sense of this definition

(precaution is a kind of ...) any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal

"the situation called for strong measures" "the police took steps to reduce crime"

(... is a kind of precaution ) a precaution in case of an emergency

"he acted as a backstop in case anything went wrong"

(... is a kind of precaution ) measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.

"military security has been stepped up since the recent uprising"

Definition 2: the trait of practicing caution in advance - [noun denoting attribute]

(precaution is a kind of ...) the trait of being circumspect and prudent

Definition 3: judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where precaution or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he exercised caution in opening the door
  • he handled the vase with care

Synonyms for precaution in the sense of this definition

(precaution is a kind of ...) good judgment

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