Synonyms and Antonyms of cherish
1 to feel passion, devotion, or tenderness for <promised to love and cherish her husband forever> Synonyms adore, love, worshipRelated Words adulate, canonize, deify, idealize, idolize; revere, reverence, venerate; delight (in), dote (on)Near Antonyms antagonize, displease; disapprove (of), disfavor, dislike; disgust, nauseate, repel, repulse, revolt, sicken, turn offAntonyms abhor, abominate, despise, detest, execrate, hate, loathe
2 to hold dear <we shall always cherish the keepsakes that our grandmother left us> Synonyms appreciate, love, prize, treasure, valueRelated Words delight (in), dig, enjoy, fancy, groove (on), like, relish, revel (in); admire, apprize, esteem, regard, respect, revere, reverence, venerate; enshrine, memorialize; adore, caress, dote (on), idolize, worshipNear Antonyms undervalue; abhor, abominate, despise, detest, execrate, hate, loathe; disdain, high-hat, scorn, scout, slight, sniff (at), snub; bad-mouth, belittle, cry down, decry, deprecate, depreciate, disparage, kiss off, minimize, put down, write off; abandon, forget, neglectAntonyms disvalue
3 to keep in one's mind or heart <after all these years, she still cherishes the memory of her first summer romance> Synonyms bear, harbor, entertain, have, hold, nurseRelated Words cultivate, foster, nurture, support, sustain; carry, keep, maintain, preserve, remember, retain, treasure; cleave (to), cling (to), hug, stick (to); brood (about or over), fixate (on or upon), obsess (about or over)Near Antonyms disregard, drop, forget, ignore, neglect, overlook; abjure, decline, deny, disdain, refuse, reject, repudiate, scorn; abandon, desert, discard, forsake, give up, part (with), quit, renounce, throw out; erase, expunge
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