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care

care

 
 
pronunciation:
ker
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
take care of
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part of speech: verb
inflections: cared, cares, caring
definition 1: to watch over or protect.
Aunt Jane cared for me while I was sick.
similar words:
protect
definition 2: to like.
Sam doesn't care for onions.
similar words:
love, want
definition 3: to have an opinion or concern about something.
What movie do I want to watch tonight? I don't care.He doesn't care about what other people think.
synonyms:
worry
similar words:
bother
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: serious attention.
Do this important job with care.
synonyms:
attention, awareness
antonyms:
neglect
similar words:
accuracy, caution, exactness, notice
definition 2: worry or concern.
Her life is easy now, and she has few cares.
synonyms:
anxiety, concern, worry
similar words:
trouble
definition 3: the keeping of something safe or in good condition.
Care of a pet includes giving it food, water, and a place to sleep.
phrase: take care of
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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