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caretaker

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of caretaker

  1. 1 a person who takes care of a property sometimes for an absent owner <hired a caretaker for the mansion during the winter months> Synonyms custodian, guardian, janitor, keeper, warden, watchmanRelated Words cocurator, curator; sexton, steward

  2. 2 a person who has responsibility for the care of another <most primary caretakers of elderly parents are women> Synonyms carer, caregiver, guardianRelated Words foster parent; babysitter, minder, nanny (also nannie), nurse, sitter; custodian, guard, keep, keeper, protector; attendant, chaperone (or chaperon), companionNear Antonyms charge, client, dependent, ward





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