Definition of cherish
1a : to hold dear : feel or show affection for cherished her friendsb : 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
cherishableplay \-i-shə-bəl\ adjective
cherisherplay \-i-shər\ noun
Examples of cherish in a sentence
a book cherished by many
I will always cherish that memory.
Origin and Etymology 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
CHERISH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cherish for English Language Learners
: to feel or show great love for (someone or something)
: to remember or hold (an idea, belief, etc.) in a deeply felt way
CHERISH Defined for Kids
Definition of cherish for Students
1 : to hold dear : feel or show affection for cherish a friend
2 : to remember or hold in a deeply felt way She cherishes the memory.
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