Synonyms for (noun) care

Synonyms: maintenance, upkeep, care

Definition: activity involved in maintaining something in good working order

Usage: he wrote the manual on car care

Similar words: repair, reparation, fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending

Definition: the act of putting something in working order again


Synonyms: tending, care, aid, attention

Definition: the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something

Usage: no medical care was required; the old car needs constant attention

Similar words: work

Definition: activity directed toward making or doing something

Usage: she checked several points needing further work


Synonyms: charge, care, guardianship, tutelage

Definition: attention and management implying responsibility for safety

Usage: he is in the care of a bodyguard

Similar words: protection

Definition: the activity of protecting someone or something

Usage: the witnesses demanded police protection


Synonyms: care, caution, forethought, precaution

Definition: judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger

Usage: he exercised caution in opening the door; he handled the vase with care

Similar words: judiciousness

Definition: good judgment


Synonyms: care

Definition: a cause for feeling concern

Usage: his major care was the illness of his wife

Similar words: plight, predicament, quandary

Definition: a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one

Usage: finds himself in a most awkward predicament; the woeful plight of homeless people


Synonyms: concern, care, fear

Definition: an anxious feeling

Usage: care had aged him; they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction

Similar words: anxiety

Definition: a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune

Synonyms for (verb) care

Synonyms: care, worry

Definition: be concerned with

Usage: I worry about my grades

Similar words: mind

Definition: be concerned with or about something or somebody


Synonyms: care

Definition: feel concern or interest

Usage: I really care about my work; I don't care

Similar words: sympathize with, feel for, pity, condole with, compassionate

Definition: share the suffering of


Synonyms: wish, like, care

Definition: prefer or wish to do something

Usage: Do you care to try this dish?; Would you like to come along to the movies?

Similar words: desire, want

Definition: feel or have a desire for; want strongly

Usage: I want to go home now; I want my own room


Synonyms: deal, handle, manage, care

Definition: be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

Usage: I can deal with this crew of workers; This blender can't handle nuts; She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old

Similar words: command, control

Definition: exercise authoritative control or power over

Usage: control the budget; Command the military forces


Synonyms: care, give care

Definition: provide care for

Usage: The nurse was caring for the wounded

Similar words: assist, aid, help

Definition: give help or assistance; be of service

Usage: Everyone helped out during the earthquake; Can you help me carry this table?; She never helps around the house