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Verb: care  kehr
  1. Feel concern or interest
    "I really care about my work"; "I don't care"
  2. Look after; give medial or emotional help
    "The nurse was caring for the wounded";
    - give care
  3. To hope, to desire or to prefer to have something, or to do something
    "Do you care to try this dish?";
    - wish, like
  4. Be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
    - manage, deal, handle
  5. Be concerned with (something considered important)
    "I care about my grades";
    - worry
Noun: care  kehr
  1. The work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    "no medical care was required";
    - attention, aid, tending
  2. Judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
    "he handled the vase with care";
    - caution, precaution, forethought
  3. An anxious feeling
    "care had aged him";
    - concern, fear
  4. A cause for feeling concern
    "his major care was the illness of his wife"
  5. Attention and management implying responsibility for safety
    "he is in the care of a bodyguard";
    - charge, tutelage, guardianship
  6. Activity involved in maintaining something in good working order
    "he wrote the manual on car care";
    - maintenance, upkeep

Derived forms: cares, caring, cared

See also: hold dear

Type of: aid, anxiety, assist, command, compassionate, condole with, control, desire, feel for, fix, fixing, fixture, help, judiciousness, mend, mending, mind, pity, plight, predicament, protection, quandary, repair, reparation, sympathize with, want, work

Encyclopedia: Care, Peter