• IPA: /pɹiːˈkɔːʃən/


  1. Previous caution or care; caution previously employed to prevent misfortune or to secure good
    his life was saved by precaution
    • The ancient philosophers treasured up their supposed discoveries with miserable precaution.
  2. A measure taken beforehand to ward off evil or secure good or success; a precautionary act.
    to take precautions against risks of accident
Translations Translations Verb

precaution (precautions, present participle precautioning; past and past participle precautioned)

  1. (transitive) To warn or caution beforehand.
  2. (transitive, rare) To take precaution against.

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