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English verb: care for

1. care for (emotion) have a liking, fondness, or taste (for)

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing

Broader (hypernym)like

2. care for (emotion) be fond of; be attached to

ExamplesSam cannot care for Sue , Sam and Sue care for the movie

Synonymscherish, hold dear, treasure

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

Broader (hypernym)love

Narrower (hyponym)yearn

3. care for (body) provide treatment for

SamplesThe doctor treated my broken leg.
The nurses cared for the bomb victims.
The patient must be treated right away or she will die.
Treat the infection with antibiotics.

ExamplesDid he care for his foot?


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

Narrower (hyponym)administer, analyse, analyze, bleed, burn, cauterise, cauterize, correct, cup, detox, detoxify, dispense, doctor, dress, hyperventilate, insufflate, iodise, iodize, irrigate, leech, manipulate, massage, medicate, medicine, nurse, operate, operate on, pack, phlebotomise, phlebotomize, psychoanalyse, psychoanalyze, purge, relieve, remedy, shock, splint, transfuse, vet

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