'to take care of smb.' vs. 'to care for smb.'


Is there any difference between ‘to take care of smb.’ and ‘to care for smb.’?

Thanks in advance!

To take care of someone means attending to their needs. You take care of a baby by feeding it, changing its diapers, etc. Most people have to take care of their parents when they get very old.

“To care for” can mean exactly the same thing, but it can also mean to like or love something or someone.

SALESMAN: “Try this suit on.”
CUSTOMER: “No, thank you. I don’t care for it. Can you show me a different one.”

“Although he was deeply in love with Myrtle, Edgar never let her know how much he cared for her.”