care for sb Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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care for sb

phrasal verb with care uk   /keər/  us   /ker/ verb [I]


B1 to ​protect someone or something and ​provide the things they need, ​especially someone who is ​young, ​old, or ​ill: The ​children are being ​cared for by a ​relative. She can't go out to ​work because she has to ​stay at ​home to ​care for her ​elderlymother. It's good to ​know that the ​dogs will be well ​cared for while we're away.
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formal to ​love someone and ​feelromantic towards them: You ​know I ​care for you, Peter.
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