care for sb Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “care for sb” - English Dictionary

Definition of "care for sb" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

care for sb

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

care for sb (PROTECT/PROVIDE FOR)

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.
More examples

care for sb (LIKE)

formal to ​love someone and ​feelromantic towards them: You ​know I ​care for you, Peter.
(Definition of care for sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of care for sb?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
coeducational

having male and female students being taught together in the same school or college rather than separately

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

hyperpalatable adjective
hyperpalatable adjective
August 24, 2015
describes food with heightened levels of sugar and salt, intended to be extremely appealing In Brazil, where the prevalence of overweight and obese adults has doubled since 1980, crisps, biscuits, energy bars and sugary drinks formulated to be ‘hyper-palatable’ are much more widely eaten than previously.

Read More