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care·giv·er

caregiver

 
pronunciation:
ker gI vr
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who lives with and is responsible for the care of a child. A caregiver can be a family member, like a parent, aunt, uncle, stepparent, or grandparent, or it can be another person.
All the parents and other caregivers stood up and clapped when the school band finished playing.
definition 2: a person, like a nurse or aide, who takes care of a person who is sick or has difficulty taking care of themselves.
My grandfather is very old and can't walk well. He has a caregiver who helps him with his medicine and with other things he needs.