Cherish definition

chĕrĭsh
To treat with affection and tenderness; hold dear.

Cherish one's family; fine rugs that are cherished by their owners.

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To keep fondly in mind; treasure.

Cherish a memory.

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To cling to the idea or feeling of.

To cherish a hope.

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To take good care of; protect; foster.

To cherish one's rights.

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To treat with tenderness and affection; to nurture with care; to protect and aid.
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To hold dear; feel or show love for.

To cherish one's family.

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To cherish is defined as to treat with love or remember fondly.

An example of to cherish is for a child to hold on to a gift from a grandparent.

An example of to cherish is to think of your vacation with your family.

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To hold dear; to embrace with interest; to indulge; to encourage; to foster; to promote; as, to cherish religious principle.
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Origin of cherish

  • Middle English cherishen from Old French cherir cheriss- from cher dear from Latin cārus kā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French cherir.

    From Wiktionary