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Definitions of care

  1. provide care for; " The nurse was caring for the wounded"
  2. activity involved in maintaining something in good working order; " he wrote the manual on car care"
  3. attention and management implying responsibility for safety; " he is under the care of a physician"
  4. judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger; " he exercised caution in opening the door"; " he handled the vase with care"
  5. a cause for feeling concern; " his major care was the illness of his wife"
  6. an anxious feeling; " care had aged him"; " they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
  7. be concerned with; " I worry about my grades"
  8. feel concern or interest; " I really care about my work"; " I don't care"
  9. prefer or wish to do something; " Do you care to try this dish?"; " Would you like to come along to the movies?"
  10. the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; " he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; " it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
  11. A burdensome sense of responsibility; trouble caused by onerous duties; anxiety; concern; solicitude.
  12. Charge, oversight, or management, implying responsibility for safety and prosperity.
  13. Attention or heed; caution; regard; heedfulness; watchfulness; as, take care; have a care.
  14. The object of watchful attention or anxiety.
  15. To be anxious or solicitous; to be concerned; to have regard or interest; - sometimes followed by an objective of measure.
  16. Concern; uneasiness of mind; anxiety; a burdensome responsibility; caution; charge; attention; watchfulness; an object of attention and regard.
  17. To be anxious; be concerned or interested; to desire or wish; to have a fondness; with for.
  18. Anxiety, heedfulness: charge, oversight: the object of anxiety.
  19. To be anxious: to be inclined: to have regard.
  20. Charge; oversight; caution; anxiety; the thing cared for.
  21. To be anxious about; to be inclined to; to regard.
  22. To be interested or concerned; be inclined or disposed; desire.
  23. Anxiety or concern; solicitude.
  24. Charge or oversight.
  25. Any object of solicitude.
  26. Solicitude; anxiety; caution; regard; attention; heed; charge or oversight; the object of care.
  27. To be anxious or solicitous; to be concerned about; to be inclined; to like.
  28. Thoughtful attention; uncasiness of mind; concern; regard; charge.
  29. To be anxious or uneasy in mind; to heed or regard.

Usage examples for care

  1. If you won't help me, I don't care if I get out of it or not. – The Man Upstairs and Other Stories by P. G. Wodehouse
  2. She will not care to go, I should think. – Cumner & South Sea Folk, Complete by Gilbert Parker
  3. What do I care for you? – Possessed by Cleveland Moffett
  4. " Well," I said, " I don't care if I do. – My Friend The Murderer by A. Conan Doyle
  5. She was sure that Mary could take care of herself. – The Motor Maids by Rose, Shamrock and Thistle by Katherine Stokes
  6. I don't care if you ain't got no money. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  7. " You mean you don't care for him," Deborah said. – His Family by Ernest Poole
  8. " I will not wait, because I do not care about the letter. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  9. But about the other- I care nothing about the other! – The Diary of a Man of Fifty by Henry James
  10. Well, what do you care? – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris
  11. I don't care how many fellers wants to marry you, so long as they don't. – Lost Farm Camp by Harry Herbert Knibbs
  12. If he is found, I mean when he is found, he will need my care and it wouldn't do for me to be away then. – Dorothy on a Ranch by Evelyn Raymond
  13. Perhaps she might care for him enough to marry him! – The Lilac Girl by Ralph Henry Barbour
  14. There is so much more care for me. – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  15. " I don't care about him. – Danger at the Drawbridge by Mildred A. Wirt
  16. Take care of it for me. – The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  17. I was hu't, at the time; but I don't care anything for it, now. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  18. I mean to love you and take care of you; and you will love me too by- and- by. – Christian's Mistake by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  19. But I don't know where he is- and what is more, I don't care. – Mortmain by Arthur Cheny Train
  20. Why should either of us care? – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
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