[n] activity involved in maintaining something in good working order; "he wrote the manual on car care"
[n] the work of caring for or attending to someone or something; "no medical care was required"; "the old car needed constant attention"
[n] attention and management implying responsibility for safety; "he is under the care of a physician"
[n] judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger; "he exercised caution in opening the door"; "he handled the vase with care"
[n] a cause for feeling concern; "his major care was the illness of his wife"
[n] an anxious feeling; "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
[v] be concerned with; "I worry about my grades"
[v] feel concern or interest; "I really care about my work"; "I don't care"
[v] prefer or wish to do something; "Do you care to try this dish?"; "Would you like to come along to the movies?"
[v] be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"
[v] provide care for; "The nurse was caring for the wounded"
aid, attention, caution, charge, concern, deal, fear, forethought, give care, guardianship, handle, like, maintenance, manage, precaution, tending, tutelage, upkeep, wish, worry
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