cherished


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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.

cherished

(ˈtʃɛrɪʃt)
adj
1. clung to, esp when fulfilment is unlikely
2. treasured
3. highly valued, honoured, and respected
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cherished - characterized by feeling or showing fond affection forcherished - characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for; "a cherished friend"; "children are precious"; "a treasured heirloom"; "so good to feel wanted"
loved - held dear; "his loved companion of many years"
Translations

cherished

[ˈtʃerɪʃt] ADJ [memory] → precioso, entrañable; [possession] → preciado; [privilege] → apreciado
it's a long-cherished dream of mine to go to Florenceir a Florencia es un sueño que llevo albergando desde hace tiempo

cherished

[ˈtʃɛrɪʃt] adj
[dream, hope, memory] → cher(chère)
the cherished dream of a world without wars → le cher rêve d'un monde sans guerres
[person] → cher(chère); [possession] → précieux/euse
He described the picture as his most cherished possession → Il a décrit la photo comme ce qu'il possède de plus précieux.
[right, privilege, principle, belief] → cher(chère)
Freud called into question some deeply cherished beliefs → Freud a mis en doute certaines croyances très chères à la société.
the country's cherished neutrality → la neutralité chère à ce pays

cherished

adj dream, belief, ambitionlang gehegt, größte(r, s); this is one of my cherished memoriesdaran erinnere ich mich gern zurück; her most cherished possessionsdie Dinge, an denen sie am meisten hängt

cherished

[ˈtʃɛrɪʃt] adj (memory) → caro/a; (hope, wish, ambition) → grande
References in classic literature ?
Beth cherished them all the more tenderly for that very reason, and set up a hospital for infirm dolls.
Nina interpreted the stories about the creche fancifully, and in spite of our derision she cherished a belief that Christ was born in Bohemia a short time before the Shimerdas left that country.
This was a sinister reflection which she cherished.
No aim that I have ever cherished would they recognise as laudable; no success of mine -- if my life, beyond its domestic scope, had ever been brightened by success -- would they deem otherwise than worthless, if not positively disgraceful.
I cherished no malice towards him, though he had been skylarking with me not a little in the matter of my bedfellow.
Clare,--gay, easy, unpunctual, unpractical, sceptical,--in short,--walking with impudent and nonchalant freedom over every one of her most cherished habits and opinions?
Then her eye fell on her cherished pink sunshade, the exact match, and the girls had never seen it.
Yet, when this cherished volume was now placed in my hand--when I turned over its leaves, and sought in its marvellous pictures the charm I had, till now, never failed to find--all was eerie and dreary; the giants were gaunt goblins, the pigmies malevolent and fearful imps, Gulliver a most desolate wanderer in most dread and dangerous regions.
As the guest answered nothing, but took his seat, and looked thoroughly indifferent what sentiments she cherished concerning him, she turned and whispered an earnest appeal for liberty to her tormentor.
Can I say she ever changed, when my remembrance brings her back to life, thus only; and, truer to its loving youth than I have been, or man ever is, still holds fast what it cherished then?
I had cherished a profound conviction that her bringing me up by hand, gave her no right to bring me up by jerks.
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.