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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Old English cearu.

Noun

Singular
care

Plural
s

care (s)
  1. A concern or responsibility.
    • Care should be taken when holding babies.
    • I don't have a care in the world.
  2. The career/subject of looking after people.
  3. Not looked after by parents or foster parents (in care).
Derived terms
Translations
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Quotations
  • 1925: Walter Anthony and Tom Reed (titles), Rupert Julian (director), The Phantom of the Opera, silent movie
    ‘Have a care, Buquet—ghosts like not to be seen or talked about!’

Etymology 2

Old English carian.

Verb

Infinitive
to care

Third person singular
cares

Simple past
cared

Past participle
-

Present participle
caring

to care (third-person singular simple present cares, present participle caring, simple past and past participle cared)
  1. (intransitive) To be concerned about, have an interest in.
    I don't care what you think.
  2. (intransitive) To look after.
    Young children can learn to care for a pet.
  3. (intransitive) To be mindful of.
  4. Polite or formal way to say want.
    Would you care for another slice of cake?
    Would you care to dance?
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Italian

Adjective

care f. pl.

  1. (feminine plural form of caro) dear (beloved; expensive; in salutation of a letter)

Romanian

Etymology

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Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈkare]

Determiner

care [[Category:Template:lang:ro determiners|care]]

  1. which

Inflection

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Nom/Acc all numbers
all genders
care
Gen/Dat singular plural
masculine & neuter feminine all genders
cărui cărei căror

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