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Meaning & Definition of Care in English

English

Care

/kɛr/

noun

1. The work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something

  • "No medical care was required"
  • "The old car needs constant attention"
    synonym:
  • care
  • ,
  • attention
  • ,
  • aid
  • ,
  • tending

2. Judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger

  • "He exercised caution in opening the door"
  • "He handled the vase with care"
    synonym:
  • caution
  • ,
  • precaution
  • ,
  • care
  • ,
  • forethought

3. An anxious feeling

  • "Care had aged him"
  • "They hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
    synonym:
  • concern
  • ,
  • care
  • ,
  • fear

4. A cause for feeling concern

  • "His major care was the illness of his wife"
    synonym:
  • care

5. Attention and management implying responsibility for safety

  • "He is in the care of a bodyguard"
    synonym:
  • care
  • ,
  • charge
  • ,
  • tutelage
  • ,
  • guardianship

6. Activity involved in maintaining something in good working order

  • "He wrote the manual on car care"
    synonym:
  • care
  • ,
  • maintenance
  • ,
  • upkeep

verb

1. Feel concern or interest

  • "I really care about my work"
  • "I don't care"
    synonym:
  • care

2. Provide care for

  • "The nurse was caring for the wounded"
    synonym:
  • care
  • ,
  • 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?"
    synonym:
  • wish
  • ,
  • care
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • manage
  • ,
  • deal
  • ,
  • care
  • ,
  • handle

5. Be concerned with

  • "I worry about my grades"
    synonym:
  • worry
  • ,
  • care

Examples of using

Tom requested that we take care of his child.
Have you already decided how you're going to take care of this problem?
I'm shy, but I take care of myself.