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attend to provide care for. [1/8 definitions]
cherish to foster tenderly; care for. [1/3 definitions]
colony collapse disorder an event in which all or most of the worker bees of a hive disappear, leaving in the hive the queen, the immature bees, and some adult bees to care for the immature bees, and the honey.
conservator in law, one designated to care for the person and property of someone declared incompetent to do so. [1/2 definitions]
cradle to nurture or care for tenderly in infancy. [1/6 definitions]
day care daytime care and supervision, in a home or day-care center, esp. for preschool children, or after-school or vacation care for older children, or supervised daytime care for elderly or disabled people. [1/2 definitions]
doctor a person licensed to care for or treat people or animals, such as a physician, dentist, or veterinarian. (abbr.: Dr.) [1/6 definitions]
dry nurse a woman employed to care for another's baby but not to breast-feed it. (Cf. wet nurse.)
dry-nurse to care for (another's baby) without breast-feeding it. (Cf. wet-nurse.)
duenna in Portugal or Spain, an older woman hired to accompany, care for, and protect a girl or young woman. [1/2 definitions]
governess a woman hired to care for and teach the child or children of a family.
groom to wipe down, brush, and care for (a horse). [1/7 definitions]
minister to care for; attend to; serve (often fol. by "to"). [1/4 definitions]
mother1 to care for and nurture, especially in a tender or excessive way. [1/9 definitions]
nursemaid a woman who is paid to care for young children.
nurture to care for and encourage the growth and development of (a living thing). [1/6 definitions]
practical nurse a nurse who has had some training in nursing and is often licensed by a state to provide basic care for patients, usu. under the supervision of a registered nurse.
rest home a residence that provides care for convalescents or elderly persons; nursing home.
tend2 to care for or maintain; look after (a person or thing). [1/2 definitions]