Cherish one's family; fine rugs that are cherished by their owners.
Cherish a memory.
To cherish a hope.
To cherish one's rights.
To cherish one's family.
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.
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.