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care

care

 
pronunciation:
ker
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
take care of
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: serious attention.
Do this important job with care.
synonyms:
attention, attentiveness, awareness, watchfulness
antonyms:
carelessness, neglect
similar words:
accuracy, caution, exactness, notice, pain, precision, prudence
definition 2: worry or concern.
She frowns all the time because she has so many cares.
synonyms:
anxiety, concern, worry
similar words:
apprehension, bother, distress, misgiving, qualm, trouble
definition 3: the act of watching over or tending; protection.
The sick man should be under the care of a doctor.
synonyms:
attention, charge
antonyms:
abuse, disregard, neglect
similar words:
control, custody, management, protection, responsibility, trust
phrase: take care of
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: cared, cares, caring
definition 1: to be concerned.
He didn't care about what other people said about him.
synonyms:
fret, worry
similar words:
bother, minister
definition 2: to feel a liking or attraction (usually followed by "for").
Sam doesn't care for spinach.
similar words:
crave, hanker, long, love, want
definition 3: to watch over or tend to the needs of (usually followed by "for").
Aunt Jane cared for me while I was sick.
synonyms:
attend, minister, supervise
antonyms:
neglect
similar words:
protect
definition 4: to want or wish (usually followed by an infinitive of another verb).
Would you care to go with us?
synonyms:
desire
similar words:
like, want
derivation: caring (adj.)
Word History
Care comes from an Old English word that means "grief," "sorrow," or "anxiety." Since the 1700s, it has lost intensity and is much more likely to mean concerned attention.
Word Builder: care +
  • careful:
    with care.
  • careless:
    without care.
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