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Care (kâr), n. [AS. caru, cearu; akin to OS. kara sorrow, Goth. kara, OHG chara, lament, and perh. to Gr. gh^rys voice. Not akin to cure. Cf. Chary.] 1. A burdensome sense of responsibility; trouble caused by onerous duties; anxiety; concern; solicitude.
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Care keeps his watch in every old man's eye,
And where care lodges, sleep will never lie.
Shak.
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2. Charge, oversight, or management, implying responsibility for safety and prosperity.
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The care of all the churches. 2 Cor. xi. 28.
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Him thy care must be to find. Milton.
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Perplexed with a thousand cares. Shak.
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3. Attention or heed; caution; regard; heedfulness; watchfulness; as, take care; have a care.
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I thank thee for thy care and honest pains. Shak.
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4. The object of watchful attention or anxiety.
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Right sorrowfully mourning her bereaved cares. Spenser.

Syn. -- Anxiety; solicitude; concern; caution; regard; management; direction; oversight. -- Care, Anxiety, Solicitude, Concern. These words express mental pain in different degress. Care belongs primarily to the intellect, and becomes painful from overburdened thought. Anxiety denotes a state of distressing uneasiness fron the dread of evil. Solicitude expresses the same feeling in a diminished degree. Concern is opposed to indifference, and implies exercise of anxious thought more or less intense. We are careful about the means, solicitous and anxious about the end; we are solicitous to obtain a good, anxious to avoid an evil.
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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.
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I would not care a pin, if the other three were in. Shak.
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Master, carest thou not that we perish? Mark. iv. 38.
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To care for. (a) To have under watchful attention; to take care of. (b) To have regard or affection for; to like or love.
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He cared not for the affection of the house. Tennyson.
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