Definition of Care

1. Verb. Feel concern or interest. "Sam and Sue care"; "I don't care"

Generic synonyms: Compassionate, Condole With, Feel For, Pity, Sympathize With
Also: Care For
Derivative terms: Caring

2. Noun. The work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something. "The old car needs constant attention"

3. Verb. Provide care for. "The nurse was caring for the wounded"
Exact synonyms: Give Care
Specialized synonyms: Dry-nurse, Attend, Look, See, Take Care, Fuss, Mother, Overprotect, Nurse
Generic synonyms: Aid, Assist, Help

4. Noun. Judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger. "He handled the vase with care"
Exact synonyms: Caution, Forethought, Precaution
Generic synonyms: Judiciousness
Derivative terms: Cautious

5. Verb. Prefer or wish to do something. "They care to move "; "Would you like to come along to the movies?"
Exact synonyms: Like, Wish
Specialized synonyms: Please
Generic synonyms: Desire, Want
Derivative terms: Wish

6. Noun. An anxious feeling. "They hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
Exact synonyms: Concern, Fear
Generic synonyms: Anxiety
Derivative terms: Concern, Fear, Fear

7. Verb. Be in charge of, act on, or dispose of. "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"

8. Noun. A cause for feeling concern. "His major care was the illness of his wife"
Generic synonyms: Plight, Predicament, Quandary

9. Verb. Be concerned with. "I worry about my grades"
Exact synonyms: Worry
Specialized synonyms: Brood, Dwell
Generic synonyms: Mind
Derivative terms: Worry, Worry

10. Noun. Attention and management implying responsibility for safety. "He is in the care of a bodyguard"
Exact synonyms: Charge, Guardianship, Tutelage
Generic synonyms: Protection
Specialized synonyms: Due Care, Ordinary Care, Reasonable Care, Foster Care, Great Care, Providence, Slight Care
Derivative terms: Charge, Guardian, Tutor

11. Noun. Activity involved in maintaining something in good working order. "He wrote the manual on car care"

Definition of Care

1. n. A burdensome sense of responsibility; trouble caused by onerous duties; anxiety; concern; solicitude.

2. v. i. To be anxious or solicitous; to be concerned; to have regard or interest; -- sometimes followed by an objective of measure.

Definition of Care

1. Noun. (obsolete) Grief, sorrow. ¹

2. Noun. Close attention; concern; responsibility ¹

3. Noun. worry ¹

4. Noun. maintenance, upkeep ¹

5. Noun. The treatment of those in need (especially as a profession) ¹

6. Noun. the state of being cared for by others ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To be concerned about, have an interest in. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To look after. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) To be mindful of. ¹

10. Verb. Polite or formal way to say want. ¹

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Definition of Care

1. to be concerned or interested [v CARED, CARING, CARES]

Medical Definition of Care

1. In medicine and public health, a general term for the application of knowledge to the benefit of a community or individual. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Care

care (current term)
care a hang
care delivery
care for
care of
care package
care packages

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