(noun, verb)


1. the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something

- no medical care was required

Similar word(s): aid, attention, tending

Definition categories: act, work

2. judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger

- he handled the vase with care

Similar word(s): caution, forethought, precaution

Definition categories: thought, judiciousness

3. an anxious feeling

- care had aged him

Similar word(s): concern, fear

Definition categories: feeling, anxiety

4. a cause for feeling concern

- his major care was the illness of his wife

Definition categories: feeling, plight, predicament, quandary

5. attention and management implying responsibility for safety

- he is in the care of a bodyguard

Similar word(s): charge, guardianship, tutelage

Definition categories: act, protection

6. activity involved in maintaining something in good working order

- he wrote the manual on car care

Similar word(s): maintenance, upkeep

Definition categories: act, fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, repair, reparation

Sentences with care as a noun:

- Care should be taken when holding babies.

- I don't have a care in the world.

- dental care

- in care


1. feel concern or interest

- I really care about my work

- I don't care

Similar word(s): care

Definition categories: emotion, compassionate, pity

2. provide care for

Definition categories: social, aid, assist, help

3. prefer or wish to do something

- Do you care to try this dish?

Similar word(s): like, wish

Definition categories: emotion, desire, want

4. be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

Similar word(s): deal, handle, manage

Definition categories: social, command, control

5. be concerned with

Similar word(s): worry

Definition categories: emotion, mind

Sentences with care as a verb:

- I don't care what you think.

- Young children can learn to care for a pet.

- Would you care for another slice of cake?

- Would you care to dance?