Simple Definition of cherish
: to feel or show great love for (someone or something)
: to remember or hold (an idea, belief, etc.) in a deeply felt way
Full Definition of cherish
1 a : to hold dear : feel or show affection for <cherished her friends> b : to keep or cultivate with care and affection : nurture <cherishes his marriage>
2 : to entertain or harbor in the mind deeply and resolutely <still cherishes that memory>
Examples of cherish
a book cherished by many
I will always cherish that memory.
Origin of cherish
Middle English cherisshen, from Anglo-French cheriss-, stem of cherir to cherish, from cher dear, from Latin carus — more at charity
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of cherish
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