Precaution vs Preventing - What's the difference?
As a noun precaution
As a verb preventing is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Previous caution or care; caution previously employed to prevent mischief or secure good; as, his life was saved by precaution.
* John Henry Newman
A measure taken beforehand to ward off evil or secure good or success; a precautionary act.
- The ancient philosophers treasured up their supposed discoveries with miserable precaution .
- to take precautions against risks of accident
(transitive): To warn or caution beforehand. --.
(rare): To take precaution against. --.