Synonyms for (noun) precaution

Synonyms: safeguard, precaution, guard

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

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

Similar words: step, measure

Definition: any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal

Usage: the situation called for strong measures; the police took steps to reduce crime


Synonyms: precaution

Definition: the trait of practicing caution in advance

Similar words: circumspection, caution

Definition: the trait of being circumspect and prudent


Synonyms: care, caution, forethought, precaution

Definition: judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger

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

Similar words: judiciousness

Definition: good judgment