Attention vs. Care

Attention vs. Care — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Attention and Care

Attentionnoun

The act of close or careful observing or listening

You'll learn more if you pay attention in class.

Carenoun

A concerned or troubled state of mind, as that arising from serious responsibility; worry.

Attentionnoun

The ability or power to keep the mind on something; the ability to concentrate

We turned our attention to the poem's last stanza.

Carenoun

An object or source of worry, attention, or solicitude

the many cares of a working parent.

Attentionnoun

Notice or observation

The billboard caught our attention.

Carenoun

Interest, regard, or liking

did not show the least care for her.

Attentionnoun

The act of dealing with something or someone; treatment

This injury requires immediate medical attention.

Carenoun

Close attention, as in doing something well or avoiding harm

painted the trim with care.

Attentionnoun

Acts of interest or interference

"men who wanted ... freedom from censorship and the attentions of the police" (John Kenneth Galbraith).

Carenoun

Upkeep; maintenance

a product for the care of fine floors.hair care products.

Attentionnoun

Acts of consideration or courtesy, especially in an effort to win someone's affection or gain sexual favors

"She was almost giddy with disbelief at the unexpected attentions of a handsome, well-spoken, obviously professional man" (Rob Kantner).

Carenoun

Watchful oversight; charge or supervision

left the child in the care of a neighbor.

Attentionnoun

A military posture, with the body erect, eyes to the front, arms at the sides, and heels together.

Carenoun

Attentive assistance or treatment to those in need

a hospital that provides emergency care.

Attentioninterjunction

Used as a command to assume an erect military posture.

Careverb

To be concerned or interested

Once inside, we didn't care whether it rained or not.

Attentionnoun

(uncountable) Mental focus.

Please direct your attention to the following words.

Careverb

To provide needed assistance or watchful supervision

cared for the wounded.caring for an aged relative at home.

Attentionnoun

(countable) An action or remark expressing concern for or interest in someone or something, especially romantic interest.

Careverb

To object or mind

If no one cares, I'll smoke.

Attentionnoun

A state of alertness in the standing position.

The company will now come to attention.

Careverb

To have a liking or attachment

didn't care for the movie.

Attentioninterjection

(military) Used as a command to bring soldiers to the attention position.

Careverb

To have a wish; be inclined

Would you care for another helping?.

Attentionnoun

the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others

Careverb

To wish; desire

Would you care to dance?.

Attentionnoun

the work of caring for or attending to someone or something;

no medical care was requiredthe old car needed constant attention

Careverb

To be concerned to the degree of

I don't care a bit what critics think.

Attentionnoun

a general interest that leads people to want to know more;

She was the center of attention

Carenoun

(obsolete) Grief, sorrow.

Attentionnoun

a courteous act indicating affection;

she tried to win his heart with her many attentions

Carenoun

Close attention; concern; responsibility.

Care should be taken when holding babies.

Attentionnoun

the faculty or power of mental concentration;

keeping track of all the details requires your complete attention

Carenoun

Worry.

I don't have a care in the world.

Attentionnoun

a motionless erect stance with arms at the sides and feet together; assumed by military personnel during drill or review;

the troops stood at attention

Carenoun

Maintenance, upkeep.

dental care

Carenoun

The treatment of those in need (especially as a profession).

Carenoun

The state of being cared for by others.

in care

Carenoun

The object of watchful attention or anxiety.

Careverb

To be concerned about, have an interest in.

I don't care what you think.

Careverb

(intransitive) To look after; used with for.

Young children can learn to care for a pet.

Careverb

(intransitive) To be mindful of something. en

Careverb

To want; to be inclined towards.

Would you care for another slice of cake?Would you care to dance?

Carenoun

the work of caring for or attending to someone or something;

no medical care was requiredthe old car needed constant attention

Carenoun

judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger;

he exercised caution in opening the doorhe handled the vase with care

Carenoun

an anxious feeling;

care had aged himthey hushed it up out of fear of public reaction

Carenoun

a cause for feeling concern;

his major care was the illness of his wife

Carenoun

attention and management implying responsibility for safety;

he is in the care of a bodyguard

Carenoun

activity involved in maintaining something in good working order;

he wrote the manual on car care

Careverb

feel concern or interest;

I really care about my workI don't care

Careverb

provide care for;

The nurse was caring for the wounded

Careverb

prefer or wish to do something;

Do you care to try this dish?Would you like to come along to the movies?

Careverb

be in charge of, act on, or dispose of;

I can deal with this crew of workersThis blender can't handle nutsShe managed her parents' affairs after they got too old

Careverb

be concerned with;

I worry about my grades