Synonyms for take care
- be cautious
- be concerned
- be on guard
- be solicitous
- be wary
- have a care
- mind one's p's and q's
- toe the line
- watch one's step
- watch out
Antonyms for take care
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TAKE CARE
Will you take care of some money for me until I get a chance to deposit it in the savings bank?
I want you to take this money, and take care of it, while I am gone on my present voyage.
I had to take care of him, and the work on the grocery-house was necessarily stopped.
He will take care of him for you till you are ready to have him again.
"Why, cert.," she said when I begged her last Wednesday to take care of Helen.
About the first I've had for fifteen years; so, you see, I must take care of it.
Would you like to take care of him, and wait upon him a little, for about two weeks?
I think you will be able to take care of yourself in a cold and callous world.
Just finish that pass for me, and I will take care of the professor.
Whenever one of these comes, bring it to me and I'll take care of it for you.
Old English carian, cearian "be anxious, grieve; to feel concern or interest," from Proto-Germanic *karojanan (cf. Old High German charon "to lament," Old Saxon karon "to care, to sorrow"), from the same source as care (n.). OED emphasizes that it is in "no way related to L. cura." Related: Cared; caring.
To not care as a negative dismissal is attested from mid-13c. Phrase couldn't care less is from 1946; could care less in the same sense (with an understood negative) is from 1966. Care also figures in many "similies of indifference" in the form don't care a _____, with the blank filled by fig, pin, button, cent, straw, rush, point, farthing, snap, etc., etc.
Positive senses, e.g. "have an inclination" (1550s); "have fondness for" (1520s) seem to have developed later as mirrors to the earlier negative ones.