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Care \Care\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cared; p. pr. & vb. n. Caring.] [AS. cearian. See Care, n.] To be anxious or solicitous; to be concerned; to have regard or interest; -- sometimes followed by an objective of measure. I would not care a pin, if the other three were in. --Shak. Master, carest thou not that we perish? --Mark. iv. 38. To care for.

  1. To have under watchful attention; to take care of.

  2. To have regard or affection for; to like or love.

    He cared not for the affection of the house.


vb. (en-past of: care)

Usage examples of "cared".

As he had said, there was no fooling himself with pretty stories that his mother had loved him when her actions had made it plain that she not only hadn't cared, but she had deliberately left him to die.

In her dreams he had always held her and shown her how much he cared, while in reality he had offered her physical intimacy and an emotional desert.

Greg asked roughly, more disturbed than he cared to admit by the idea of Sallie being married to Rhydon Baines.

He'd never really cared about her, he'd admitted it, but he liked going to bed with her, and She was too weak to resist him.

Not for a second did she believe that the beautiful model cared a snap of her fingers about another woman's feelings.

Suddenly it seemed that the world was full of people who cared, and those she cared for.

When she loved, she loved deeply, and she'd fight to the death for those she cared about.

She tried to convince herself that he cared for her, but the thought kept coming back that he hadn't wasted any time getting away from her after driv­ing her home.

She thought she'd have enough gas to get home, and that was all she cared about at the moment.

After all, she’d been brave for more years than she cared to remember, and bravery had gotten her nothing but a constant ache in her heart and an empty apartment.

Love or not, the way he was acting told her that he cared, and she would take whatever she could get.

She was lucky in being surrounded by friends who cared for both her and Rome.

Rome might feel as if his back were to the wall and he had to fight for his mar­riage, but in truth people cared about him and would do any­thing to help.

Claire might not think that Max cared for her at all, but Martine had seen Max watching her sister, and thought Claire was seriously underestimating the strength of his attraction to her.

The rings Jeff had given her had been encrusted with yellow diamonds, and she had never really cared for them.