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prae-caveō cāvī, cautus, ēre,

to take care, take heed, use precaution, be on one's guard, beware: mihi, to look out for myself, T.: ad praecavendum intellegendi astutia: ab insidiis, guard against, L.: vel ex supervacuo, to take even unnecessary precautions, L.: id ne accideret, sibi praecavendum existimabat, Cs.: cum videtur praecaveri potuisse, si provisum esset.—To guard against, seek to avert, provide against: peccata, quae difficillime praecaventur: ita mihi res tota praecauta est, ut, etc.

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