cherishes, cherishing, cherished
1) VERB If you cherish something such as a hope or a pleasant memory, you keep it in your mind for a long period of time.

[V n] The president will cherish the memory of this visit to Ohio...

[V n] It was a wonderful occasion which we will cherish for many years to come.

Derived words:
cherished ADJ-GRADED ADJ n

...the cherished dream of a world without wars.

2) VERB If you cherish someone or something, you take good care of them because you love them.

[V n] He genuinely loved and cherished her...

[V n] The previous owners had cherished the house.

Derived words:
cherished ADJ-GRADED ADJ n

He described the picture as his most cherished possession.

3) VERB If you cherish a right, a privilege, or a principle, you regard it as important and try hard to keep it.

[V n] Chinese people cherish their independence and sovereignty.

Derived words:
cherished ADJ-GRADED ADJ n

Freud called into question some deeply cherished beliefs.

English dictionary. 2008.


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