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care for (2)

Meaning: If you care for someone or something, you look after them and make sure they have what they need.

Synonym: look after, take care of

For example:

  • care for sb A lot of people in poor countries depend on their children to care for them when they get too old to work.

  • care for sth Giving kids the job of caring for younger siblings or pets can teach them responsibility and help them to become mature adults.

Nouns often used as objects with
care for (2): baby, child, patient, victim, pet, dog, cat

Quick Quiz:

In a hospital, the people who care for the patients every minute of the day are
  1. the surgeons
  2. the nurses
  3. the cleaners

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