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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. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi:

    I don't know what the scientists said to him, when did this President know about this, and what did he know ? What did he know and when did he know it ? That's for an after-action review. But as the President fiddles, people are dying. And we just have to take every precaution.

  3. Sandeep Nanduri:

    That is their version, and this is ours. However, we are completely evacuating the sulphuric acid from all tanks as a safety precaution.

  4. Rusty Hicks:

    We are relieved to know the plot was unsuccessful, the individuals believed to be responsible are in custody, and our staff and volunteers are safe and sound, yet, it points to a broader issue of violent extremism that is far too common in today’s political discourse. And, while we will continue to take every necessary precaution to keep everyone safe, we will not be distracted. We will not be deterred.

  5. Linda Fallon:

    People are just looking to take precaution, this gives people the peace of mind.

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