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English noun: care

1. care (act) the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something


SamplesNo medical care was required.
The old car needs constant attention.


Synonymsaid, attention, tending


Broader (hypernym)work


Narrower (hyponym)baby sitting, babysitting, dental care, faith cure, faith healing, first aid, hair care, haircare, hairdressing, health care, healthcare, incubation, intervention, livery, manicure, maternalism, nourishment, nursing, nurturance, pedicure, personal care, pet sitting, skin care, skincare, tender loving care, TLC, treatment, tree surgery

2. care (cognition) judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger


SamplesHe exercised caution in opening the door.
He handled the vase with care.


Synonymscaution, forethought, precaution


Broader (hypernym)judiciousness

3. care (feeling) an anxious feeling


SamplesCare had aged him.
They hushed it up out of fear of public reaction.


Synonymsconcern, fear


Broader (hypernym)anxiety

4. care (feeling) a cause for feeling concern


SamplesHis major care was the illness of his wife.


Broader (hypernym)plight, predicament, quandary

5. care (act) attention and management implying responsibility for safety


SamplesHe is in the care of a bodyguard.


Synonymscharge, guardianship, tutelage


Broader (hypernym)protection


Narrower (hyponym)due care, foster care, great care, ordinary care, providence, reasonable care, slight care

6. care (act) activity involved in maintaining something in good working order


SamplesHe wrote the manual on car care.


Synonymsmaintenance, upkeep


Broader (hypernym)fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, repair, reparation


Narrower (hyponym)camera care, car care, inspection and repair, overhaul, pump priming, scheduled maintenance, service, steam fitting


English verb: care

1. care (emotion) feel concern or interest


SamplesI really care about my work.
I don't care.


ExamplesSam and Sue care


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)compassionate, condole with, feel for, pity, sympathize with

2. care (social) provide care for


SamplesThe nurse was caring for the wounded.


Synonymsgive care


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)aid, assist, help


Narrower (hyponym)attend, dry-nurse, fuss, look, mother, nurse, overprotect, see, take care

3. care (emotion) prefer or wish to do something


SamplesDo you care to try this dish?.
Would you like to come along to the movies?.


ExamplesThey care to move


Synonymslike, wish


Pattern of useSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)desire, want


Narrower (hyponym)please

4. care (social) be in charge of, act on, or dispose of


SamplesI can deal with this crew of workers.
This blender can't handle nuts.
She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old.


Synonymsdeal, handle, manage


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)command, control


Narrower (hyponym)administer, administrate, carry on, come to grips, conduct, coordinate, deal, direct, dispose of, get to grips, juggle, mind, misconduct, mishandle, mismanage, organise, organize, process, take care, touch, work

5. care (emotion) be concerned with


SamplesI worry about my grades.


Synonymsworry


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)mind


Narrower (hyponym)brood, dwell









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