|1.||[ verb ] feel concern or interest|
"I really care about my work" "I don't care"
|Related terms:||feel_for care_for|
|2.||[ noun ] the work of caring for or attending to someone or something|
|Synonyms:||attention tending aid|
"no medical care was required" "the old car needed constant attention"
|Related terms:||work treatment first_aid incubation nursing nurturance manicure livery pet_sitting pedicure dental_care hair_care skin_care tender_loving_care nourishment personal_care tree_surgery maternalism faith_healing health_care babysitting tend|
|3.||[ verb ] provide care for|
"The nurse was caring for the wounded"
|Related terms:||help attend mother nurse dry-nurse|
|4.||[ verb ] prefer or wish to do something|
"Do you care to try this dish?" "Would you like to come along to the movies?"
|Related terms:||desire please wish|
|5.||[ noun ] judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger|
|Synonyms:||caution precaution forethought|
"he exercised caution in opening the door" "he handled the vase with care"
|6.||[ verb ] be in charge of, act on, or dispose of|
|Synonyms:||handle manage deal|
"I can deal with this crew of workers" "This blender can't handle nuts" "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"
|Related terms:||control process conduct administer take_care direct organize come_to_grips coordinate touch dispose_of mismanage work juggle management handler|
|7.||[ noun ] a cause for feeling concern|
"his major care was the illness of his wife"
|8.||[ noun ] an anxious feeling|
"care had aged him" "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
|Related terms:||anxiety concern fear|
|9.||[ verb ] be concerned with|
"I worry about my grades"
|Related terms:||mind brood concern concern|
|10.||[ noun ] attention and management implying responsibility for safety|
|Synonyms:||charge guardianship tutelage|
"he is under the care of a physician"
|Related terms:||protection providence great_care slight_care due_care foster_care tutor|
|11.||[ noun ] activity involved in maintaining something in good working order|
"he wrote the manual on car care"
|Related terms:||repair overhaul pump_priming camera_care scheduled_maintenance steam_fitting car_care save|