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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 ?
Let none of earth inherit That vision on my spirit; Those thoughts I would control As a spell upon his soul: For that bright hope at last And that light time have past, And my worldly rest hath gone With a sigh as it pass'd on I care not tho' it perish With a thought I then did cherish.
We may long have left the golden road behind, but its memories are the dearest of our eternal possessions; and those who cherish them as such may haply find a pleasure in the pages of this book, whose people are pilgrims on the golden road of youth.
Monk may not have as much pride as I have; for I declare if any one had put me into a coffer with that grating over my mouth, and carried me packed up, like a calf, across the seas, I should cherish such a memory of my piteous looks in that coffer, and such an ugly animosity against him who had inclosed me in it, I should dread so greatly to see a sarcastic smile blooming upon the face of the malicious wretch, or in his attitude any grotesque imitation of my position in the box, that, Mordioux
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.
From his example in this respect I learned the lesson that great men cultivate love, and that only little men cherish a spirit of hatred.
But that bird built its nest beside me: therefore, I love and cherish it-- now sitteth it beside me on its golden eggs.
Some studied how to watch the tender buds, when to spread them to the sunlight, and when to shelter them from rain; how to guard the ripening seeds, and when to lay them in the warm earth or send them on the summer wind to far off hills and valleys, where other Fairy hands would tend and cherish them, till a sisterhood of happy flowers sprang up to beautify and gladden the lonely spot where they had fallen.
And with busy love toiled the Elves amid the withered leaves, and new strength was given to the flower; while, as day by day the friendless child watered the growing buds, deeper grew her love for the unseen friends who had given her one thing to cherish in her lonely home; sweet, gentle thoughts filled her heart as she bent above it, and the blossom's fragrant breath was to her a whispered voice of all fair and lovely things; and as the flower taught her, so she taught others.
Of another whom I met and loved in that brief month in Paris, I cherish tenderer memories.
Fathers and mothers are too absorbed in business and housekeeping to study their children, and cherish that sweet and natural confidence which is a child's surest safeguard, and a parent's subtlest power.
And, again, she says, "If it had been my unutterable happiness to love and cherish the best, the dearest of men, what a paradise of our own we might have lived in, what delicious hours we might have known
That laughing eye, whose sunny beam My memory would not cherish less; - And oh, that smile