Care meaning

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Care is defined as to have feelings like concern, responsibility or love for someone or something.

An example of care is someone feeling anxious about their spouse going out to a singles bar.

An example of care is how someone feels about their friend's well-being.

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To be concerned or interested.

Once inside, we didn't care whether it rained or not.

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To provide needed assistance or watchful supervision.

Cared for the wounded; caring for an aged relative at home.

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Used to denote a plan that provides health care services.
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To object or mind.

If no one cares, I'll smoke.

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A liking or regard (for)

To show no care for others.

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Something to watch over or attend to; a responsibility.
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To feel love or a liking (for)
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To be concerned to the degree of.

I don't care a bit what critics think.

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Charge; protection; custody.

Left in a friend's care.

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Services offered by a medical staff, hospital, nursing home, etc. to a patient.
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To feel concern or interest.

To care about others.

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To take charge of; look after; provide (for)
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To wish (for); want.

Do you care for more pie?

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To feel concern about or interest in.

I don't care what you did.

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To wish or desire.

Do you care to eat now?

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Serious attention, concern, interest, or regard.
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The highest degree of care that a very attentive, watchful, and cautious individual would exercise when dealing with a particular situation. Among other things, this is the degree of care that trustees and other fiduciaries are required to exercise when carrying out their fiduciary duties. Also called extraordinary care and highest degree of care. See also breach.
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Care should be taken when holding babies.

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(intransitive) To be concerned about, have an interest in.

I don't care what you think.

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(intransitive) To look after.

Young children can learn to care for a pet.

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(intransitive) To be mindful of.
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The definition of care is close attention or a concern for another.

An example of care is how someone feels about the well being of their pet.

An example of care is someone paying special attention to how they are driving in unfavorable weather.

An example of care is someone leaving their children to be watched over by another.

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Attentive assistance or treatment to those in need.

A hospital that provides emergency care.

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To wish; desire.

Would you care to dance?

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Close attention or careful heed.

To drive with care.

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To have objection, worry, regret, etc.; mind.

Do you care if I go?

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In negligence law, the level of caution and prudence demanded in the conduct of a person in a given situation. The appropriate level is determined by measuring the potential dangers in the particular situation, the risk that the person’s actions might bring the risk to fruition, and the possible ways of minimizing or eliminating the risk. In some situations, the level of care owed is determined by statute. See also reasonable man, malpractice, and negligence.
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The level of care to be exercised in a particular situation.
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A phrase used to describe the level of care that an ordinarily reasonable, intelligent, and prudent person would use under the same or similar circumstances. For example, “Smith’s failure to exercise due care before the accident constitutes negligence.” Depending upon the seriousness of the particular situation and the known risks, due care may be reasonable care or a higher or lower degree of care.
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See reasonable care.
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The degree of care that an ordinarily reasonable, intelligent, and prudent person utilizing diligence and good judgment would exercise or reasonably be expected to utilize under similar circumstances. Also called due care and ordinary care.
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I don't have a care in the world.

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Dental care.

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The treatment of those in need (especially as a profession).
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The state of being cared for by others.

In care.

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The object of watchful attention or anxiety.
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Polite or formal way to say want.

Would you care for another slice of cake?

Would you care to dance?

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could care less
  • Feel(s) no interest, sympathy, etc. about something.
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have a care
  • To be careful.
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(in) care of
  • At the address of.
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take care of
  • To have charge of or be responsible for; look after; attend to.
  • To provide for; protect against trouble, want, etc.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of care

  • Middle English from Old English cearu

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English care, from Old English caru, ċearu (“care, concern, anxiety, sorrow, grief, trouble”), from Proto-Germanic *karō (“care, sorrow, cry”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵār-, *gÀr- (“voice, exclamation”). Cognate with Old Saxon cara, kara (“concern, action”), Middle High German kar (“sorrow, lamentation”), Icelandic kör (“sickbed”), Gothic (kara, “concern, care”). Related also to Dutch karig (“scanty”), German karg (“sparse, meagre, barren”). See chary.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English caren, carien, from Old English carian (“to sorrow, grieve, be troubled, be anxious, to care for, heed”), from Proto-Germanic *karōną (“to care”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵār-, *gÀr- (“voice, exclamation”). Cognate with Middle High German karn (“to complain, lament, grieve, mourn”), Alemannic German karen, kären (“to groan, wheeze, give a death rattle”), Swedish kära (“to fall in love”), Icelandic kæra (“to care, like”), Gothic (karōn, “to be concerned”).

    From Wiktionary