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Synonyms for caution
ˈkɔ ʃəncau·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. caution

    Care concerns what we possess; anxiety, often, what we do not; riches bring many cares; poverty brings many anxieties. Care also signifies watchful attention, in view of possible harm; as, "This side up with care;" "Take care of yourself;" or, as a sharp warning, "Take care!" Caution has a sense of possible harm and risk only to be escaped, if at all, by careful deliberation and observation. Care inclines to the positive, caution to the negative; care is shown in doing, caution largely in not doing. Precaution is allied with care, prudence with caution; a man rides a dangerous horse with care; caution will keep him from mounting the horse; precaution looks to the saddle-girths, bit and bridle, and all that may make the rider secure. Circumspection is watchful observation and calculation, but without the timidity implied in caution. Concern denotes a serious interest, milder than anxiety; as, concern for the safety of a ship at sea. Heed implies attention without disquiet; it is now largely displaced by attention and care. Solicitude involves especially the element of desire, not expressed in anxiety, and of hopefulness, not implied in care. A parent feels constant solicitude for his children's welfare, anxiety as to dangers that threaten it, with care to guard against them. Watchfulness recognizes the possibility of danger, wariness the probability. A man who is not influenced by caution to keep out of danger may display great wariness in the midst of it. Care has also the sense of responsibility, with possible control, as expressed in charge, management, oversight; as, these children are under my care; send the money to me in care of the firm. Compare ALARM; ANXIETY; PRUDENCE.

    anxiety, attention, care, charge, circumspection, concern, direction, forethought, heed, management, oversight, perplexity, precaution, prudence, solicitude, trouble, vigilance, wariness, watchfulness, worry

    carelessness, disregard, heedlessness, inattention, indifference, neglect, negligence, omission, oversight, recklessness, remissness, slight

    Take care of the house; for the future; about the matter.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. caution, cautiousness, carefulnessnoun

    the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger

    "a man of caution"

    circumspection, precaution, caveat, care, cautiousness, forethought, carefulness

    incautiousness, incaution

  2. caution, caveatnoun

    a warning against certain acts

    "a caveat against unfair practices"

    circumspection, precaution, caveat, care, cautiousness, forethought, carefulness

    incaution, incautiousness

  3. caution, precaution, care, forethoughtnoun

    judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger

    "he exercised caution in opening the door"; "he handled the vase with care"

    circumspection, precaution, aid, tending, upkeep, guard, caveat, forethought, cautiousness, concern, premeditation, charge, safeguard, tutelage, guardianship, carefulness, maintenance, attention, care, fear

    incaution, incautiousness

  4. circumspection, cautionverb

    the trait of being circumspect and prudent

    discreetness, circumspection, discretion, precaution, caveat, care, prudence, forethought, cautiousness, carefulness

    incautiousness, incaution

  5. caution, admonish, monishverb

    warn strongly; put on guard

    reprove, monish, discourage, warn, admonish

    incaution, incautiousness

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cautionnoun

    wariness, heed, heedfulness, circumspection, care, watchfulness, vigilance, forethought, providence prudence, discretion

  2. cautionnoun

    warning, admonition, injunction, advice, counsel

  3. cautionnoun

    security, guaranty, surety, pledge

  4. cautionverb

    warn, admonish, forewarn

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cautionnoun

    wariness, forethought, circumspection, advice, warning, admonition

  2. cautionverb

    forewarn, admonish, warn, counsel, advise, dissuade

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  1. David Axelrod:

    This wasn't a political hit job, the board wanted to caution both sides about violent, political rhetoric.

  2. Andy Slavitt:

    I would caution you not to be overly swayed by any one or a handful of companies and whether they are making money or not.

  3. Mike Gallagher:

    There's a note of caution right now around oil prices, but many know the trends: things go down and things go up, i haven't found anyone that's alarmed.

  4. Jamie Richardson:

    We had hoped to take reservations this year, but out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our customers and team members, we decided the best thing to do is shift our focus to an experience that customers can take with them.

  5. The New York Democrat:

    I just want to encourage very careful caution. I'm thinking about this in terms of visiting my mother, who is in her 90s, and not wanting to at all have any chance that she gets introduced to anything, i'm thinking about how I may have to stick to phone calls with my mother.

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  • الحذرArabic
  • внимание, предпазливост, благоразумие, предупреждавамBulgarian
  • সতর্কীকরণBengali
  • advarsel, sikkerhed, kaution, varsomhed, forsigtighed, garanti, advareDanish
  • Kaution, verwarnen, Vorsicht, Achtsamkeit, Warnung, Behutsamkeit, warnenGerman
  • προειδοποιώ, προσοχή, περίσκεψη, προφύλαξη, προσεκτικότηταGreek
  • precaución, cautela, cuidado, advertir, advertencia, fianzaSpanish
  • huomio, ohjenuora, neuvo, varovaisuus, teroittaa, varoittaa, neuvoa, varoitus, tarkkaavaisuus, huolellisuusFinnish
  • avertirFrench
  • सावधानीHindi
  • figyelmeztet, figyelmeztetés, óvatosság, óvadék, óvás, óvHungarian
  • cautelaItalian
  • 注意Japanese
  • ಎಚ್ಚರಿಕೆKannada
  • cautela, cautioLatin
  • kausjon, advare, fraråde, varsomhet, advarsel, aktpågivenhet, forsiktighetNorwegian
  • waarschuwen, borgsom, garantie, waarborg, voorzichtigheid, omzichtigheid, manen, borg, voorzorg, waarschuwingDutch
  • cuidado, caução, advertência, cautela, advertir, garantiaPortuguese
  • осторожность, предупреждение, предостережение, поручительствоRussian
  • опрезSerbo-Croatian
  • احتیاطUrdu
  • prüdVolapük

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