becare

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bicaren, equivalent to be- +‎ care.

Verb[edit]

becare (third-person singular simple present becares, present participle becaring, simple past and past participle becared)

  1. (transitive) To care about; care for; provide or administer care to; take care of.
    • 1968, Bruno Bettelheim, Love is not enough:
      Counselors becare you. They give you clothes and candy. Joan becares me, Marilyn loves me. My parents don't becare me, they're not counselors."
    • 1971, Benjamin B. Wolman, Manual of child psychopathology:
      Some little patients in the Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School, in comparing their counselors with their parents, stated that parents love, but counselors "becare."
    • 2006, John E. Staller, Robert H. Tykot, Bruce F. Benz, Histories of Maize:
      As is well known, before mechanized agriculture, maize plants, like all New World crops, such as squash or beans, had to be individually hand-planted, becared, consciously selected, and harvested, with Old World type mass sowing, [...]

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

becare

  1. First-person singular (yo) future subjunctive form of becar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) future subjunctive form of becar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) future subjunctive form of becar.