Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun precaution

3 senses of precaution

Sense 1
precaution, safeguard, guard -- (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")
       => measure, step -- (any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime")

Sense 2
precaution -- (the trait of practicing caution in advance)
       => circumspection, caution -- (the trait of being circumspect and prudent)

Sense 3
caution, precaution, care, forethought -- (judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger; "he exercised caution in opening the door"; "he handled the vase with care")
       => judiciousness -- (good judgment)

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