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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?


Synonymstreat


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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