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care

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2 attention accompanied by protectiveness and responsibility
  • That's an extremely valuable violin, so handle it with care.
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5 responsibility for the safety and well-being of someone or something
  • While you're under my care, you'll do as you're told.
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6 the duty or function of watching or guarding for the sake of proper direction or control
  • You'll have care of the project from its beginning to its completion.
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7 the act or activity of looking after and making decisions about something
  • She stepped up and took over the care of the bank after her father retired.
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care, concern, solicitude, anxiety, worry mean a troubled or engrossed state of mind or the thing that causes this. care implies oppression of the mind weighed down by responsibility or disquieted by apprehension.
    • a face worn by years of care
concern implies a troubled state of mind because of personal interest, relation, or affection.
    • crimes caused concern in the neighborhood
solicitude implies great concern and connotes either thoughtful or hovering attentiveness toward another.
    • acted with typical maternal solicitude
anxiety stresses anguished uncertainty or fear of misfortune or failure.
    • plagued by anxiety and self-doubt
worry suggests fretting over matters that may or may not be real cause for anxiety.
    • financial worries

care

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to have an interest or concern for
  • a teacher who cares what happens to her students long after they leave her classroom
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