care about (someone or something)

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care about (someone or something)

1. To have a strong feeling of love or affection for someone or something; to cherish someone or something. Can be used in the negative to mean the opposite. There is nothing I care about more than my children. Yeah, I loved that doll when I was three, but I don't care about it anymore, so feel free to sell it at the garage sale.
2. To be interested in or concerned about someone or something. Often used in the negative to mean the opposite. Rachel clearly doesn't care about us because she just does whatever she wants, no matter how selfish it is. He keeps getting parking tickets because he doesn't care about signs or restrictions posted on the street.
See also: care

care about someone or something

 
1. to hold someone or something dear; to prize someone or something. I really care about you. I care very much about my family.
2. to have even minimal regard for someone or something. (Does not imply any of the tender feelings expressed in {1}.) Don't you care about animals? I care about what happens in Washington.
See also: care
References in classic literature ?
And even if there are gods, and they do care about us, yet we know of them only from tradition and the genealogies of the poets; and these are the very persons who say that they may be influenced and turned by `sacrifices and soothing entreaties and by offerings.' Let us be consistent then, and believe both or neither.
They really are despicable." Fi Allen said: "The upper echelons of society couldn't care about us." Mel Hesp said: "All MPs care about is their back pockets and expenses."
And the Spurs boss - whose men thrashed Norwich on Saturday - said: "I only care about us. I don't care what happens around us.
For our so-called high class politicians don't have any problem with these issues because they are living a life full of luxuries so, why should they care about us What we had done for them, just give them our unimportant vote, just one vote!
All of the three main contenders for Prime Minister are so interested in us all now, they care about us, they care about our country, they say, but all they really care about in reality is themselves, their want of power and their bank accounts if they win the election.
We want them to care about us and insurance gives them the resources to hire and supervise outside professionals."
Getting face-to-face time with people who are passionate and care about us as individuals is just what we need.
I don't think they care about us. The next thing they will cut is the winter fuel allowance again.
It's not all about the money, it's about the feelings, about the humanity of friendly Bahraini people who are telling us how much they care about us. Hats off.
The short video clip shows Jackson singing They Don't Really Care About Us.
If we don't know and care about ourselves, we can't open up to letting others know and care about us. That means we can't be vulnerable if we never take the time to find out - and appreciate - who we really are.
The attitude of deaf gays is not that "hearing gays don't care about us." There is a reason for the deaf GLBT community's general silence.
Ms Clem is said to be considering moving to Ireland where: "at least we'll be around people that care about us".
It's not so much apathy as anger, because once they've secured our vote, politicians don't care about us until the next election.
Michael Jackson's They Don't Care About Us and Gloria Estefan's Olympic anthem, Reach, have already had the Infinity treatment and it looks like Janet Jackson and the Pet Shop Boys could be next.