Caution vs Protection - What's the difference?

caution | protection |


As nouns the difference between caution and protection

is that caution is precept or warning against evil or danger of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction while protection is the process of keeping (something or someone) safe.

As a verb caution

is to warn; to alert, advise that caution is warranted.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

caution

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Precept or warning against evil or danger of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction.
  • * Shakespeare
  • In way of caution I must tell you.
  • A careful attention to the probable effects of an act, in order that failure or harm may be avoided; prudence in regard to danger; provident care; wariness.
  • Security; guaranty; bail.
  • * Clarendon
  • The Parliament would yet give his majesty sufficient caution that the war should be prosecuted.
  • One who gives rise to attention or astonishment.
  • Oh, that boy, he's a caution ! He does make me laugh.
  • A formal warning given as an alternative to prosecution in minor cases.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * err on the side of caution * throw caution to the wind

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To warn; to alert, advise that caution is warranted.
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    protection

    English

    Noun

  • The process of keeping (something or someone) safe.
  • :
  • *
  • *:But then I had the flintlock by me for protection . ΒΆ There were giants in the days when that gun was made; for surely no modern mortal could have held that mass of metal steady to his shoulder. The linen-press and a chest on the top of it formed, however, a very good gun-carriage; and, thus mounted, aim could be taken out of the window.
  • The state of being safe.
  • A means of keeping or remaining safe.
  • A means, such as a condom, of preventing pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease.
  • (lb) Coverage.
  • Immunity from harm obtained by illegal payments, as bribery or extortion.
  • (lb) Restrictions on foreign competitors which limit their ability to compete with domestic producers of goods or services.
  • (lb) An instance of a security token associated with a resource (such as a file).
  • Derived terms

    * autoprotection * heteroprotection * protection course * protection money * protection racket

    See also

    * be prepared ----