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To care for

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.

Usage examples of "to care for".

You who pretend to care for Christ crucified, consider what you are about to do to him who offered himself to be the saviour of four millions of men.

Ill miss all the horses but there, my new master will have plenty of them for me to care for!

However, the Brunos also think Kerry proved she's responsible enough to care for a pet.

If adult Big Uglies were not genetically programmed to care for them, they would perish in short order.

A great sadness came over him, for all that Seena once had meant to him, for all that she had been, for what she had become, for what her life must be like with this monster to care for.

She moved closer, snuggling into the circle of his arms, and his heart ached with longing, not just to make love to her, but to care for her, share with her, to permanently link his life with hers.

Jhe'd scan the message board hopefully, and then quietly strip off the grimy dust mask, rinse filthy, scratched hands in the shallow bucket of communal water, and pick up Dafire from those who had volunteered to care for the children, to free the more physically able.

He was one of the baron's servants, a very minor member of the household, whose usual task bad been to care for the stables.

Except that it is impossible to keep ogrets out of trouble, they are easy to care for.