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care

verb
 
 
/keər/
IMPORTANT [I, T] 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.ImportanceUseful or advantageous
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.Loving and in love
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.Bore and boredOf little or less importance
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?"Of little or less importance
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?Polite expressions
(Definition of care verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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