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Entry Word: care
Function: noun
Text: 1 strict attentiveness to what one is doing <that's an extremely valuable violin, so handle it with care>
Synonyms carefulness, conscientiousness, heed, heedfulness, pains, scrupulousness
Related Words exactness, meticulousness, particularity, punctiliousness; dutifulness, responsibility; bother, effort, trouble; alertness, vigilance, watchfulness
Antonyms carelessness, heedlessness
2 a close attentiveness to avoiding danger <take care while crossing the street> -- see CAUTION 1
3 an uneasy state of mind usually over the possibility of an anticipated misfortune or trouble <on vacation, without a care in the world> -- see ANXIETY 1
4 responsibility for the safety and well-being of someone or something <while you're under my care, you'll do as you're told> -- see CUSTODY
5 the duty or function of watching or guarding for the sake of proper direction or control <you'll have care of the project from its beginning to its completion> -- see SUPERVISION 1