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.
The attitude of deaf gays is not that "hearing gays don't 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.