What is the meaning of care?


  • The work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something.
    • usage: "no medical care was required"; "the old car needs constant attention"
  • Judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger.
    • usage: "he exercised caution in opening the door"; "he handled the vase with care"
  • An anxious feeling.
    • usage: "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
  • A cause for feeling concern.
    • usage: "his major care was the illness of his wife"
  • Attention and management implying responsibility for safety.
    • usage: "he is in the care of a bodyguard"
  • Activity involved in maintaining something in good working order.
    • usage: "he wrote the manual on car care"


  • Feel concern or interest.
    • usage: "I really care about my work"; "I don't care"
  • Provide care for.
    • usage: "The nurse was caring for the wounded"
  • Prefer or wish to do something.
    • usage: "Do you care to try this dish"; "Would you like to come along to the movies"
  • Be in charge of, act on, or dispose of.
    • usage: "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"
  • Be concerned with.
    • usage: "I worry about my grades"
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