care for

I
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To look after]
Syn. provide for, attend to, nurse; see guard 2 , raise 2 , support 5 .
2. [To like]
Syn. be fond of, hold dear, prize; see cherish 1 , like 1 , 2 , love 1 .
3. [To want]
Syn. deSire, yearn for, wish for, have an inclination for; see like 3 , want 1 .
II
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To have the care and supervision of: attend, look after, mind, minister to, see to, tend2, watch. Idioms: keep an eye on, look out for, take care (or charge) of, take under one's wing. See CARE FOR.

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