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 ?
He encamped at Barnet, that is to say, within four leagues of the capital, cherished by the parliament, which thought it beheld in him a protector, and awaited by the people, who were anxious to see him reveal himself, that they might judge him.
So shall nature be cherished, and yet taught masteries.
Before this I had had the thought that General Armstrong, having fought the Southern white man, rather cherished a feeling of bitterness toward the white South, and was interested in helping only the coloured man there.
Ah," sighed the little one, "it was my only friend, and I cherished it with all my lone heart's love; 't was all that made my sad life happy; and it is gone.
The other statues, those of the monsters and demons, cherished no hatred for him, Quasimodo.
From the chime in the spire, over the intersection of the aisles and nave, to the great bell of the front, he cherished a tenderness for them all.
I cherished no malice towards him, though he had been skylarking with me not a little in the matter of my bedfellow.
And while the snow lay thick upon the ground, they tended him and cherished him; but when the earth showed green again, the heart of the young man stirred within him, and he longed to see the wigwams of the village where his father's youth was spent.
Jekyll was no exception; and as he now sat on the opposite side of the fire--a large, well-made, smooth-faced man of fifty, with something of a stylish cast perhaps, but every mark of capacity and kindness--you could see by his looks that he cherished for Mr.
When we arrive at the summit of our wishes, success has usually the power to drive away sleep on the first night after the fulfilment of long cherished hopes.
Studying faces, she thought many of the women and girls she chanced to meet, smiled with serenity as though forever cherished and watched over by those they loved.
Devoted husband to Rosa, much loved dad to David and Ann, father-in-law to Celvin, a cherished gramps to Rebecca and Heather, brother to Hugh, David, June and the late Ivor, John and Beryl.