[ cher-ish ]
/ ˈtʃɛr ɪʃ /
verb (used with object)
to hold or treat as dear; feel love for: to cherish one's native land.
to care for tenderly; nurture: to cherish a child.
to cling fondly or inveterately to: to cherish a memory.
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Origin of cherish
synonym study for cherish
1, 2. Cherish, foster, harbor imply giving affection, care, or shelter to something. Cherish suggests regarding or treating something as an object of affection or as valuable: to cherish a friendship. Foster implies sustaining and nourishing something with care, especially in order to promote, increase, or strengthen it: to foster a hope; to foster enmity. Harbor suggests giving shelter to or entertaining something undesirable, especially evil thoughts or intentions: to harbor malice or a grudge.
OTHER WORDS FROM cherish
cher·ish·a·ble, adjectivecher·ish·er, nouncher·ish·ing·ly, adverbo·ver·cher·ish, verb (used with object)
o·ver·cher·ished, adjectiveun·cher·ished, adjectiveun·cher·ish·ing, adjectivewell-cherished, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for cherish
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British Dictionary definitions for cherish
/ (ˈtʃɛrɪʃ) /
to show great tenderness for; treasure
to cling fondly to (a hope, idea, etc); nurseto cherish ambitions
Derived forms of cherishcherishable, adjectivecherisher, nouncherishingly, adverb
Word Origin for cherish
C14: from Old French cherir, from cher dear, from Latin cārus
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