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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 periodicals archive ?
Liam and Snatch are inseparable - he cherishes the dog, and the dog cherishes him.
2 : to remember or hold in a deeply felt way <She cherishes the memory.
She questions her desire to meet him once more, for it may very destroy her memories that she cherishes so.