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prae-căvĕo , cāvi, cautum, 2, v. a. and n., guard against beforehand.
II. Neutr., to take care or heed, to use precaution, to be on one's guard, to beware (class.): ferae, quibus abest ad praecavendum intellegendi astutia, Pac. ap. Cic. Fin. 5, 11, 31 (Trag. Rel. p. 103 Rib.); Plaut. Truc. 2, 5, 21: “providentem ante et praecaventem,Cic. Planc. 22, 53: “praecaventibus fatis,Vell. 2, 12, 1: “ab insidiis,to guard against, Liv. 9, 17.— With ne: “id ne accideret, magnopere sibi praecavendum Caesar existimabat,Caes. B. G. 1, 38, 2; cf.: “satis undique provisum atque praecautum est, ne, etc.,Liv. 36, 17, 12: “cum videtur praecaveri potuisse, si provisum esset,Cic. Tusc. 3, 22, 52; cf. id. Inv. 2, 32, 99.—With dat., to provide for, take precautions for one's safety: “sibi,Ter. And. 3, 5, 18.—In part. perf.: “sed praecauto'st opus, ne, etc.,there is need of caution, Plaut. Merc. 2, 2, 61.
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