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Definition 1: activity involved in maintaining something in good working order - [noun denoting act]

Samples where care or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he wrote the manual on car care

Synonyms for care in the sense of this definition

(care is a kind of ...) the act of putting something in working order again

(... is a kind of care ) keeping a camera in good working order

(... is a kind of care ) keeping a car in good working order

(... is a kind of care ) periodic maintenance on a car or machine

"it was time for an overhaul on the tractor"

(... is a kind of care ) introducing water into a pump to improve the seal and start the water flowing

(... is a kind of care ) maintenance at a regularly scheduled time

(... is a kind of care ) care (installation and maintenance) of equipment for ventilating or heating or refrigerating

Definition 2: the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where care or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • no medical care was required
  • the old car needs constant attention

Synonyms for care in the sense of this definition

(care is a kind of ...) activity directed toward making or doing something

"she checked several points needing further work"

(... is a kind of care ) care for the hair: the activity of washing or cutting or curling or arranging the hair

(... is a kind of care ) the act of nourishing

"her nourishment of the orphans saved many lives"

(... is a kind of care ) the work of caring for the sick or injured or infirm

(... is a kind of care ) considerate and solicitous care

"young children need lots of TLC"

(... is a kind of care ) physical and emotional care and nourishment

(... is a kind of care ) care for someone who is disabled or is otherwise unable to care for themselves; can including bathing and cooking and managing bodily functions

(... is a kind of care ) care for the skin

(... is a kind of care ) care provided through prayer and faith in God

(... is a kind of care ) treatment of damaged or decaying trees

(... is a kind of care ) professional care for the feet and toenails

(... is a kind of care ) professional care for the hands and fingernails

(... is a kind of care ) motherly care; behavior characteristic of a mother; the practice of acting as a mother does toward her children

(... is a kind of care ) the work of a baby sitter; caring for children when their parents are not home

(... is a kind of care ) the work of a pet sitter; caring for pets in their own home while their owners are away from home

(... is a kind of care ) care for the teeth

(... is a kind of care ) emergency care given before regular medical aid can be obtained

(... is a kind of care ) care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)

(... is a kind of care ) maintaining something at the most favorable temperature for its development

(... is a kind of care ) the care (feeding and stabling) of horses for pay

(... is a kind of care ) the preservation of mental and physical health by preventing or treating illness through services offered by the health profession

Definition 3: attention and management implying responsibility for safety - [noun denoting act]

Samples where care or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is in the care of a bodyguard

Synonyms for care in the sense of this definition

(care is a kind of ...) the activity of protecting someone or something

"the witnesses demanded police protection"

(... is a kind of care ) the care that a reasonable man would exercise under the circumstances; the standard for determining legal duty

(... is a kind of care ) supervised care for delinquent or neglected children usually in an institution or substitute home

(... is a kind of care ) more attention and consideration than is normally bestowed by prudent persons

"the pilot exercised great care in landing"

(... is a kind of care ) the guardianship and control exercised by a deity

"divine providence"

(... is a kind of care ) such care as a careless or inattentive person would exercise

Definition 4: judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where care or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he exercised caution in opening the door
  • he handled the vase with care

Synonyms for care in the sense of this definition

(care is a kind of ...) good judgment

Definition 5: a cause for feeling concern - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where care or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his major care was the illness of his wife

(care is a kind of ...) a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one

"finds himself in a most awkward predicament" "the woeful plight of homeless people"

Definition 6: an anxious feeling - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where care or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • care had aged him
  • they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction

Synonyms for care in the sense of this definition

(care is a kind of ...) a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune

Definition 7: prefer or wish to do something - [verb of emotion]

Samples where care or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Do you care to try this dish?
  • Would you like to come along to the movies?

Synonyms for care in the sense of this definition

(care is a kind of ...) feel or have a desire for; want strongly

"I want to go home now" "I want my own room"

(... is a kind of care ) be the will of or have the will (to)

"he could do many things if he pleased"

Definition 8: feel concern or interest - [verb of emotion]

Samples where care or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I really care about my work
  • I don't care

(care is a kind of ...) share the suffering of

Definition 9: be concerned with - [verb of emotion]

Samples where care or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I worry about my grades

Synonyms for care in the sense of this definition

(care is a kind of ...) be concerned with or about something or somebody

(... is a kind of care ) think moodily or anxiously about something

Samples where care or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for care in the sense of this definition

(care is a kind of ...) exercise authoritative control or power over

"control the budget" "Command the military forces"

(... is a kind of care ) work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of

"administer a program" "she administers the funds"

(... is a kind of care ) direct the course of; manage or control

"You cannot conduct business like this"

(... is a kind of care ) be in charge of

(... is a kind of care ) manage badly or incompetently

"The funds were mismanaged"

(... is a kind of care ) deal with in a routine way

"I'll handle that one" "process a loan" "process the applicants"

(... is a kind of care ) deal with simultaneously

"She had to juggle her job and her children"

(... is a kind of care ) bring into common action, movement, or condition

"coordinate the painters, masons, and plumbers" "coordinate his actions with that of his colleagues" "coordinate our efforts"

(... is a kind of care ) be in charge of or deal with

"She takes care of all the necessary arrangements"

(... is a kind of care ) deal with or settle

"He disposed of these cases quickly"

(... is a kind of care ) deal with (a problem or a subject)

"I still have not come to grips with the death of my parents"

(... is a kind of care ) cause to operate or function

"This pilot works the controls" "Can you work an electric drill?"

(... is a kind of care ) cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea

(... is a kind of care ) deal with; usually used with a form of negation

"I wouldn't touch her with a ten-foot pole" "The local Mafia won't touch gambling"

Samples where care or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The nurse was caring for the wounded

Synonyms for care in the sense of this definition

(care is a kind of ...) give help or assistance; be of service

"Everyone helped out during the earthquake" "Can you help me carry this table?" "She never helps around the house"

(... is a kind of care ) take care of an infant without breastfeeding it

(... is a kind of care ) take charge of or deal with

"Could you see about lunch?" "I must attend to this matter" "She took care of this business"

(... is a kind of care ) care for like a mother

"She fusses over her husband"

(... is a kind of care ) serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people

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