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[ verb ] feel concern or interest

Examples

"I really care about my work" "I don't care"

Used in print

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

Yes , we know , they 're professionals , men paid to play , and they should n't care how they 're handled , just as_long_as their names are spelled correctly on the first and fifteenth of each_month .

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

His love of folklore has romanticism in it , and he does n't care much about the dollar_sign or the footnote .

In_fact , there is much evidence to indicate they do n't care a_bit about anything beyond their particular regional , ethnic and occupational limits .

(Christopher Davis, First Family....)

He did not care .

He did not care .

Related terms

feel_for care_for

2
[ noun ] the work of caring for or attending to someone or something

Synonyms

attention tending aid

Examples

"no medical care was required" "the old car needed constant attention"

Used in print

(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)

Of_course his love was expressed in intelligent care .

(Christopher Davis, First Family....)

Mr._McKinley examined everything with critical care , seeking something material to blame for his son 's illness .

(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)

Cap would find him and take care of him .

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[ verb ] provide care for

Synonyms

give_care

Examples

"The nurse was caring for the wounded"

Used in print

(Orlin J. Scoville, Part-Time Farming...)

Caring for a calf , a pig , or some chickens develops in children a sense_of_responsibility for work .

Related terms

help attend mother nurse dry-nurse

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[ verb ] prefer or wish to do something

Synonyms

like wish

Examples

"Do you care to try this dish?" "Would you like to come along to the movies?"

Used in print

(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)

Eugene offered Harold his car , to use at any time he cared to , and when this offer was not accepted , the armchair creaked .

(W. H. Gass, "The Pedersen Kid," in The...)

He do n't care at_all , and I do n't care to get my head busted neither .

(Octavia Waldo, A Cup of the Sun....)

For all he saw or cared to see , this could have been a town in Italy , not the outskirts of Philadelphia .

(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)

Now would you care to have us say that you were misquoted in regard_to it '' ?

Related terms

desire please wish

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[ noun ] judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger

Examples

"he exercised caution in opening the door" "he handled the vase with care"

Used in print

(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)

Alex entered first and was followed by the doctor who , for all his care , manifested a perceptible bulge on his left side where the hen was cradled .

Related terms

judiciousness

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[ verb ] be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

Synonyms

handle manage deal

Examples

"I can deal with this crew of workers" "This blender can't handle nuts" "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"

Used in print

(Covered Bridge Topics, XIX:2...)

Never rebuilt , the bridge was strengthened in 1938 by two extra piers , a concrete floor , and a walk-way along the upper_side in_order_to care for modern traffic .

(Ruth F. Rosevear, "North Country School Cares for...)

To him this means caring for the whole child , providing basic nutrition , and a spiritual attitude that lends freedom for the development of the mind .

Mrs._Clark , as house manager , planned the menus and cared for the ordering .

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[ noun ] a cause for feeling concern

Examples

"his major care was the illness of his wife"

Used in print

(Randall Stewart, "A Little History, a Little Honesty: A...)

The slaves never shared in their profits , while they did share , in a very real sense , in the profits of the slave owners : they were fed , clothed , doctored , and_so_forth ; they were the beneficiaries of responsible , paternalistic care .

Related terms

predicament

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[ noun ] an anxious feeling

Synonyms

concern fear

Examples

"care had aged him" "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"

Used in print

(Philip Reaves, "Who Rules the Marriage Bed?"...)

At its most ecstatic moments , husband and wife are elevated far above worldly cares .

Related terms

anxiety concern fear

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[ verb ] be concerned with

Synonyms

worry

Examples

"I worry about my grades"

Used in print

(William C. Smith, "Why Fear Ideas?"...)

Who cares about them !

Related terms

mind brood concern concern

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[ noun ] attention and management implying responsibility for safety

Examples

"he is under the care of a physician"

Used in print

(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)

You may stay as long as you wish , of_course , but if arranging for the care of the girls must take time into_account , I think a day or two should be enough to finish our business in '' .

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[ noun ] activity involved in maintaining something in good working order

Synonyms

maintenance upkeep

Examples

"he wrote the manual on car care"

Used in print

([Anonymous,] "The Attack on Employee Services"...)

Could an employee 's garden club take_over partial care of plant grounds ?

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