care to (do something)

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care to (do something)

1. To be interested in doing a particular action or activity. Often used in the negative to mean the opposite. No thanks, I don't care to jog today—my legs still hurt from yesterday's trip to the gym.
2. Would you like to (do a particular action or activity)? I'm going out for a jog—care to join me?
See also: care, to
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

care to do something

to want to do something; to be willing to do something. I really don't care to see that movie. Would you care to go out for dinner?
See also: care, to

(Would you) care to...?

a polite phrase introducing an inquiry as to whether someone wishes to do something. John: Would you care to step out for some air? Jane: Oh, I'd love it. Sue: Care to go for a swim? Mary: Not now, thanks.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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She felt all the perverseness of the mischance that should bring him where no one else was brought, and, to prevent its ever happening again, took care to inform him at first that it was a favourite haunt of hers.
When a man or woman loves to brood over a sorrow and takes care to keep it green in their memory, you may be sure it is no longer a pain to them.
"O yes; they'll take one always, because few care to come.
Adam, leaving his wife free to follow her own desires with regard to Lilla and her grandfather, busied himself with filling the well-hole with the fine sand prepared for the purpose, taking care to have lowered at stated intervals quantities of the store of dynamite, so as to be ready for the final explosion.
Has there ever been a people who did not care to listen?
Many of these books you will not care to read for yourselves for a long time to come.
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Partnering with the right hospice care provider is essential to providing quality interdisciplinary care to residents with limited life expectancy.
In the last 10 years, VA has shifted its mental health services away from inpatient care to more accessible outpatient and residential care.
That will mean levels of health care consumption that will dwarf anything spent on medical care to date.
The risk of neonatal death among infants born to women with and without prenatal care was affected by gestational age: Infants born at 24-35 weeks' gestation to mothers without prenatal care were 20% more likely than those born to mothers with care to die within their first 27 days of life; among infants born at or after 36 weeks' gestation, the relative risk of neonatal death was 2.1 among those born to mothers without care.
Solving environmental problems will require a broader view, one that requires professionals from different areas of health care to work together to meet the challenge.
Managed cafe's population base and health system strengths, combined with its involvement in the delivery of care to specific persons, create the opportunity to use new capabilities and resources to address healthcare-associated infections.
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