Meaning of “care” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /keər/
Extra Examples
I'm too tired to care.He doesn't care what he does, he has no morals at all.I'm going to do it and I don't care what he thinks.He's made her so unhappy and he just doesn't seem to care.I don't care what she says.

B1 to think that something is important and to feel interested in it or worried about it:

He cares deeply about the environment.
[ + question word ] I don't care how long it takes - just get the job done.
LOVE [ I ]

B1 to love someone:

Your parents are only doing this because they care about you.
I knew that Amy still cared for me.
I/he, etc couldn't care less informal

used to emphasize that someone is not interested in or worried about something or someone:

[ + question word ] I couldn't care less what people think.
Who cares? informal

B2 used to emphasize that you do not think something is important:

"Manchester United will be in the final if they win this match." "Who cares?"
Would you care for sth/to do sth? formal

used to ask someone if they want something or want to do something:

Would you care for a drink?
Would you care to join us for dinner?

(Definition of “care verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)