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cher·ish

 (chĕr′ĭsh)
tr.v. cher·ished, cher·ish·ing, cher·ish·es
1. To treat with affection and tenderness; hold dear: cherish one's family; fine rugs that are cherished by their owners.
2. To keep fondly in mind; treasure: cherish a memory. See Synonyms at appreciate.

[Middle English cherishen, from Old French cherir, cheriss-, from cher, dear, from Latin cārus; see kā- in Indo-European roots.]

cher′ish·a·ble n.
cher′ish·er n.

cherish

(ˈtʃɛrɪʃ)
vb (tr)
1. to show great tenderness for; treasure
2. to cling fondly to (a hope, idea, etc); nurse: to cherish ambitions.
[C14: from Old French cherir, from cher dear, from Latin cārus]
ˈcherishable adj
ˈcherisher n
ˈcherishingly adv

cher•ish

(ˈtʃɛr ɪʃ)

v.t.
1. to regard or treat as dear.
2. to care for tenderly; nurture.
3. to cling fondly to: to cherish a memory.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French cheriss-, long s. of cherir, v. derivative of cher dear (< Latin cārus)]
cher′ish•a•ble, adj.
cher′ish•er, n.
cher′ish•ing•ly, adv.
syn: cherish, foster, harbor imply the giving of affection, care, or shelter. cherish suggests regarding or treating something or someone as an object of affection or value: to cherish a friendship. foster implies sustaining and nourishing something with care, esp. in order to promote, increase, or strengthen it: to foster a hope. harbor usu. suggests sheltering someone or entertaining something undesirable: to harbor a criminal; to harbor a grudge.

cherish


Past participle: cherished
Gerund: cherishing

Imperative
cherish
cherish
Present
I cherish
you cherish
he/she/it cherishes
we cherish
you cherish
they cherish
Preterite
I cherished
you cherished
he/she/it cherished
we cherished
you cherished
they cherished
Present Continuous
I am cherishing
you are cherishing
he/she/it is cherishing
we are cherishing
you are cherishing
they are cherishing
Present Perfect
I have cherished
you have cherished
he/she/it has cherished
we have cherished
you have cherished
they have cherished
Past Continuous
I was cherishing
you were cherishing
he/she/it was cherishing
we were cherishing
you were cherishing
they were cherishing
Past Perfect
I had cherished
you had cherished
he/she/it had cherished
we had cherished
you had cherished
they had cherished
Future
I will cherish
you will cherish
he/she/it will cherish
we will cherish
you will cherish
they will cherish
Future Perfect
I will have cherished
you will have cherished
he/she/it will have cherished
we will have cherished
you will have cherished
they will have cherished
Future Continuous
I will be cherishing
you will be cherishing
he/she/it will be cherishing
we will be cherishing
you will be cherishing
they will be cherishing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cherishing
you have been cherishing
he/she/it has been cherishing
we have been cherishing
you have been cherishing
they have been cherishing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cherishing
you will have been cherishing
he/she/it will have been cherishing
we will have been cherishing
you will have been cherishing
they will have been cherishing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cherishing
you had been cherishing
he/she/it had been cherishing
we had been cherishing
you had been cherishing
they had been cherishing
Conditional
I would cherish
you would cherish
he/she/it would cherish
we would cherish
you would cherish
they would cherish
Past Conditional
I would have cherished
you would have cherished
he/she/it would have cherished
we would have cherished
you would have cherished
they would have cherished
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.cherish - be fond ofcherish - be fond of; be attached to    
love - have a great affection or liking for; "I love French food"; "She loves her boss and works hard for him"
yearn - have affection for; feel tenderness for

cherish

verb
1. cling to, prize, treasure, hold dear, cleave to I will cherish the memory of that visit for many years to come.
cling to hate, dislike, despise, disdain
2. care for, love, support, comfort, look after, shelter, treasure, nurture, cosset, hold dear He genuinely loved and cherished his children.
care for hate, abandon, desert, neglect, dislike, despise, disdain, forsake
3. harbour, nurse, sustain, foster, entertain He cherished an ambition to be an actor.

cherish

verb
1. To have the highest regard for:
Idiom: hold dear.
2. To recognize the worth, quality, importance, or magnitude of:
Idiom: set store by.
Translations
يَرْعى بِحَنان، يُعَزِّز
kojit seopatrovatudržovat v sobě
hæge omværne om
dédelgettáplál
ala meî séròykja vænt um
puoselėti
glabāt , lolotlolotmīlēt
bağrına basmaksevgiyle davranmakümit beslemek

cherish

[ˈtʃerɪʃ] VT [+ person] → querer, apreciar; [+ hope] → abrigar, acariciar; [+ memory] → conservar

cherish

[ˈtʃɛrɪʃ] vt [+ person] → chérir; [+ memory] → chérir; [+ hope] → caresser; [+ value, right, privilege] → entretenir

cherish

vt
personliebevoll sorgen für; to love and to cherishzu lieben und zu ehren
feelings, hopehegen; idea, illusionsich hingeben (+dat); I shall always cherish that memory/presentdie Erinnerung (daran)/das Geschenk wird mir immer lieb und teuer sein; to cherish somebody’s memoryjds Andenken in Ehren halten

cherish

[ˈtʃɛrɪʃ] vt (person) → avere caro/a; (hope) → nutrire

cherish

(ˈtʃeriʃ) verb
1. to protect and love (a person). She cherishes that child.
2. to keep (a hope, idea etc) in the mind. She cherishes the hope that he will return.
References in classic literature ?
This impalpable claim, therefore, resulted in nothing more solid than to cherish, from generation to generation, an absurd delusion of family importance, which all along characterized the Pyncheons.
Souls, it is said, more souls than one, were brought to the truth by the efficacy of that sermon, and vowed within themselves to cherish a holy gratitude towards Mr.
If they but knew it, almost all men in their degree, some time or other, cherish very nearly the same feelings towards the ocean with me.
The first time Stubb lowered with him, Pip evinced much nervousness; but happily, for that time, escaped close contact with the whale; and therefore came off not altogether discreditably; though Stubb observing him, took care, afterwards, to exhort him to cherish his courageousness to the utmost, for he might often find it needful.
But I was not willing to cherish this determination alone.
True, reader; and I knew and felt this: and though I am a defective being, with many faults and few redeeming points, yet I never tired of Helen Burns; nor ever ceased to cherish for her a sentiment of attachment, as strong, tender, and respectful as any that ever animated my heart.
One was about forty: a period of mental vigour at which men seldom cherish the delusion of being married for love by girls: that dream is reserved for the solace of our declining years.
That, he had been the prisoner's friend, but, at once in an auspicious and an evil hour detecting his infamy, had resolved to immolate the traitor he could no longer cherish in his bosom, on the sacred altar of his country.
But I must say, even to you, having known this injured family from childhood, that if you suppose the girl, so deeply wronged, has not been cruelly deluded, and would not rather die a hundred deaths than take a cup of water from your son's hand now, you cherish a terrible mistake.
With one accord the headmen answered: "Indeed you did well, Slaughterer," for the glamour of Nada was upon them and they would cherish her as others had cherished her.
Of another whom I met and loved in that brief month in Paris, I cherish tenderer memories.
With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan--to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves, and with all nations.