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Definition of 'care'


  1. the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something; "no medical care was required"; "the old car needs constant attention"
       Synonyms: attention aid tending
  2. judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger; "he exercised caution in opening the door"; "he handled the vase with care"
       Synonyms: caution precaution forethought
  3. an anxious feeling; "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
       Synonyms: concern fear
  4. a cause for feeling concern; "his major care was the illness of his wife"
  5. attention and management implying responsibility for safety; "he is in the care of a bodyguard"
       Synonyms: charge tutelage guardianship
  6. activity involved in maintaining something in good working order; "he wrote the manual on car care"
       Synonyms: maintenance upkeep


  1. feel concern or interest; "I really care about my work"; "I don't care"
  2. provide care for; "The nurse was caring for the wounded"
       Synonyms: give care
  3. prefer or wish to do something; "Do you care to try this dish?"; "Would you like to come along to the movies?"
       Synonyms: wish like
  4. be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"
       Synonyms: manage deal handle
  5. be concerned with; "I worry about my grades"
       Synonyms: worry

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