care for

Definition of care for

  1. 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. 2 :  to feel affection for (someone) I got the feeling he never really cared for me.

  3. 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. 4 somewhat formal :  to want (something) Would you care for some pie?

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  suffering of mind :  grief

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

    :  a cause for such anxiety

  1. :  to feel trouble or anxiety

    :  to feel interest or concern

    :  to give care

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a brief usually trivial fact

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