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noun as in carefulness; preventative measure

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In Chinatown, she urged people to take precautions and to be vigilant.

The measure was taken partly as a precaution for the health of Jeopardy host Alex Trebek, who has stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

From Vox

Getting on an airplane, he postulated, was not something consumers would be ready to do for a long time, leaving travel plans to be dictated more by safety precautions than whimsy.

From Fortune

Overall, business execs say that approaching an in person meeting with transparency as well as setting the stage for the kinds of precautions that will happen once in person is key.

From Digiday

Given the opportunity to test and find out that an asymptomatic contact is positive is always preferable, she said, because people are more likely to take precautions and isolate properly, particularly around family members.

As a precaution against a possible disturbance, the ferry was escorted by a police boat, its blue lights flashing.

The jacket and gloves were a precaution in the event the eaglet panicked, but there was little fuss as he tossed the net over her.

As a precaution, they have been placed on a 21-day fever watch.

But, the precaution falls flat on the upper floors of thin-walled barracks.

DePree said Marble Collegiate sometimes takes another flu-season precaution.

Why did he not exercise more precaution when investigating anything so suspicious as a concealed fire?

Every precaution was taken by Colonel Guitar to guard against a night attack, but his little army was allowed to rest in peace.

And I had already taken the precaution of retaining the best legal counsel in the city.

A man at all easy in his circumstances would spare himself much annoyance by taking the above simple precaution.

Indeed, you would not have taken the precaution, which you did at the moment of my arrest, of searching me to find firearms.


On this page you'll find 49 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to precaution, such as: care, caution, insurance, protection, provision, and safeguard.

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