cautelarse
pronominal verb
1. (to take precautions) 
Empresas que manejan información confidencial deben cautelarse contra posibles ataques cibernéticos.Companies that handle sensitive information should be on their guard against possible cyber attacks.
cautelar
adjective
2. (pre-emptive) 
Es necesario tomar medidas cautelares para evitar que se repitan estos actos.We need to establish preventive measures to stop these things from happening again.
El cierre de las escuelas antes de la nevada fue una decisión de carácter cautelar.Closing the schools before the snowstorm was a preventative measure.
El comité ordenó la suspensión cautelar del jugador por su comportamiento inapropiado.The committee gave the player a precautionary suspension due to his inappropriate behavior.
transitive verb
3. (to prevent) 
La nueva norma busca cautelar el aumento en los costos de la energía.The new regulation aims to guard against the increase in energy costs.
cautelar
adjective
1. (general) 
a. precautionary, preventive 
cautelar
adjective
precautionary
prisión cautelar preventive detention
cautelar
transitive verb
1 (prevenir) to prevent; guard against
2 (Latinoamérica) (defender) to protect; defend
pronominal verb
cautelarse to be on one's guard;de against;
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