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Synonyms for precaution
prɪˈkɔ ʃənpre·cau·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. precaution

    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.

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

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. precaution

    Synonyms:
    forethought, provision, premunition, anticipation, prearrangement, care, providence

    Antonyms:
    carelessness, thoughtlessness, improvidence

Princeton's WordNet

  1. precaution, safeguard, guardnoun

    a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.

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

    Synonyms:
    guard duty, safety, care, caution, safeguard, sentry duty, forethought, guard, sentry go, safe-conduct, safety device

  2. precautionnoun

    the trait of practicing caution in advance

    Synonyms:
    care, forethought, caution, guard, safeguard

  3. caution, precaution, care, forethoughtnoun

    judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger

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

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. precautionnoun

    Synonyms:
    forethought, timely care

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "precaution":

    precautionary, caution, precautions, cautionary, prudence

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How to use precaution in a sentence?

  1. Edward Morris:

    While overall risks to pregnant women from coronavirus are low, the findings of this study highlight the particular risks to pregnant women, pregnant women are included in the list of people at moderate risk as a precaution and pregnant women should therefore continue to follow the latest government guidance on social distancing and avoiding anyone with symptoms suggestive of coronavirus.

  2. Jim Kenney:

    We were hoping that we wont have any repeat of weve seen last night and were taking every precaution that we can.

  3. Heather Valentine:

    You never think it's going to happen to you, but I'm a perfect example, take every precaution, wear a mask, don't go out if you don't have to, it's not worth it.

  4. Lee Sang-moo:

    I deeply apologize to the parties affected by the accident, families of victims and the people who are suffering after hearing the news this morning, i understand that the boat took every precaution.

  5. Tim Murtaugh:

    As a precaution staff who made the trip to Tulsa are working remotely, and they will be tested and return working to the office after that.


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