care for

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "care for":
present tense I/you/we/they care for he/she/it cares for present participle caring for past tense cared for past participle cared for
1) care for someone to love someone, especially in a way that is based on friendship rather than sex

He really cared for her.

She made him feel special and cared for.

2) care for someone to do the necessary things for someone who needs help or protection

The inspectors make sure that the elderly residents are well cared for.

Teach your children how to care for their pets.

3) care for something to treat something carefully so that it stays in good condition

Your clothes won't last if you don't care for them properly.


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