care for

Definition of care for

1 :to do the things that are needed to help and protect (a person or animal) :look after (someone or something)
  • She cares for elderly patients.
  • Who is caring for your son while you are at work?
2 :to feel affection for (someone)
  • I got the feeling he never really cared for me.
3 somewhat formal :to like or enjoy (something) often used in negative statements
  • I don't care for jelly beans.
  • I don't care for your tone of voice.
4 somewhat formal :to want (something)
  • Would you care for some pie?

Word by Word Definitions

care play
  1. : suffering of mind : grief

  2. : a disquieted state of mixed uncertainty, apprehension, and responsibility

  3. : a cause for such anxiety

  1. : to feel trouble or anxiety

  2. : to feel interest or concern

  3. : to give care


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