We use this word, care, easily and often throughout the day.
- “Do you care if I have a cookie?”
- “I don’t give a care.”
- “I care, just not enough to do anything about it.”
- “I care for you.”
- “Be careful!”
- “He should be under a doctor’s care.”
- "I don't care."
Care is defined as a noun: the provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of someone or something; serious attention or consideration applied to doing something correctly or to avoid damage or risk. It’s also a verb: feel concern or interest; attach importance to something; look after and provide for the needs of.
Maybe it’s just as easy to miss actually caring for someone as it is to say, “I don’t care for...