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Main Entry: 1care
Pronunciation: 'ker
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English caru; akin to Old High German kara lament, Old Irish gairm call, cry, Latin garrire to chatter
Date: before 12th century
1 : suffering of mind : GRIEF
2 a : a disquieted state of mixed uncertainty, apprehension, and responsibility b : a cause for such anxiety
3 a : painstaking or watchful attention b : MAINTENANCE <floor-care products>
4 : regard coming from desire or esteem
5 : CHARGE, SUPERVISION <under a doctor's care>
6 : a person or thing that is an object of attention, anxiety, or solicitude
synonyms CARE, CONCERN, SOLICITUDE, ANXIETY, WORRY mean a troubled or engrossed state of mind or the thing that causes this. CARE implies oppression of the mind weighed down by responsibility or disquieted by apprehension <a face worn by years of care>. CONCERN implies a troubled state of mind because of personal interest, relation, or affection <crimes caused concern in the neighborhood>. SOLICITUDE implies great concern and connotes either thoughtful or hovering attentiveness toward another <acted with typical maternal solicitude>. ANXIETY stresses anguished uncertainty or fear of misfortune or failure <plagued by anxiety and self-doubt>. WORRY suggests fretting over matters that may or may not be real cause for anxiety <financial worries>.

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\&\ as e in kitten
\&r\ as ur and er in  further
\a\ as a in ash
\A\ as a in ace
\ä\ as o in mop
\au\ as ou in out
\ch\ as ch in chin
\e\ as e in bet
\E\ as ea in easy
\g\ as g in go
\i\ as i in hit
I\ as i in ice
\j\ as j in job
\[ng]\ as ng in sing
\O\ as o in go
\o\ as aw in law
\oi\ as oy in boy
\th\ as th in thin
\th\ as th in the
\ü\ as oo in loot
\u\ as oo in foot
\y\ as y in yet
\zh\ as si in vision
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