Definition of Cherish

1. Verb. Be fond of; be attached to. "Sam and Sue cherish the movie "

Exact synonyms: Care For, Hold Dear, Treasure
Generic synonyms: Love
Specialized synonyms: Yearn
Derivative terms: Treasure



Definition of Cherish

1. v. t. To treat with tenderness and affection; to nurture with care; to protect and aid.

Definition of Cherish

1. Verb. To treat with tenderness and affection; to nurture with care; to protect and aid. ¹

2. Verb. To hold dear; to embrace with interest; to indulge; to encourage; to foster; to promote; as, to cherish religious principle. ¹

3. Verb. (obsolete) To cheer, gladden. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cherish

1. to hold dear [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cherish

chequing account
chequy
cher
chere
chereme
cheremes
cheremic
cheremnykhite
cherepanovite
cherimolla
cherimoya
cherimoya tree
cherimoyas
cherimoyer
cherimoyers
cherish (current term)
cherishable
cherished
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cherishers
cherishes
cherishing
cherishingly
cherishment
cherishments
cherisht
chernikovite
chernozem
chernozemic
chernozemic soil

Literary usage of Cherish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"... a« I haue sayd before, Ye must of pity cherish more and more Your man, and tender after his desert, And giue him courage for to been expert. ..."

2. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone (1876)
"... and, the more effectually to foster and cherish it, King Henry the Third, in the nineteenth year of his reign, issued out an order directed to the mayor ..."

3. The Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the American Forces by John Marshall (1832)
"The republic of America; may her administration have virtue enough to defy the ordeal of patriotic societies, and patriotism enough to cherish instead of ..."

4. The Poet at the Breakfast-table: He Talks with His Fellow-boarders and the by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1891)
"cherish it, inhabitants of the two-hilled city, once three-hilled; ye who have said to the mountain, "Remove hence," and turned the sea into dry land! ..."

5. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"Antonyms: see CLEAR, RECOVER, WIN. loss, nl See RUIN. 4. See AMOUR, LIKING. love, ». t. 1. belove (chiefly in passive), cherish; spec, adore, idolize, ..."

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