cherish definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to deal with with love and pain; hold dear: cherish one's family; good rugs that are cherished by their particular owners.
    • To keep fondly in mind; entertain: cherish a memory. See Synonyms at appreciate.
    • to take care of with tenderness and love; to nurture properly; to protect and help.
    • to put up dear; to accept with interest; to indulge; to motivate; to foster; to market.
  • verb:
    • to deal with with tenderness and affection; to nurture properly; to protect and aid.
    • To hold dear; to embrace with interest; to indulge; to encourage; to foster; to market; since, to cherish religious principle.
    • To cheer, gladden.
    • be partial to; be mounted on
  • others:
    • to put up as dear; treat with tenderness and love; foster; nurture; help and encourage; protection fondly; nurse; caress.
    • To indulge and encourage in brain; harbor; cling to: because, to cherish forgiveness; to cherish payback.
    • to offer real convenience or satisfaction to; invigorate; strengthen; hot; thus, to offer for; entertain hospitably.
    • Synonyms Foster, Cherish, Harbor. “To foster will be sustain and nourish properly and effort. To cherish would be to hold and treat as dear. To harbor will be supply with housing and defense, in order to offer window of opportunity for trying to something which could be and sometimes ought to be omitted.”

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