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.
Recent Examples of cherish from the Web
London (CNN)The morning dawned sunny and bright in London, the sort of day visitors and locals cherish; tourists wandered, maps in hand, and Londoners headed to cafes for a late breakfast.
The thing many LGBT Christians need most — the thing whose absence most deeply warps our lives and our relationship with God — is heartfelt conviction that God cherishes us and delights in our existence.
Coplan, who will play football at Kalamazoo College, cherished his state medal at the end of a difficult season.
It was granted by British authorities in 1939 to Joseph Edward Davies, the third husband of Marjorie Merriweather Post, the socialite who built the Mar-a-Lago resort that is now Mr. Trump’s cherished getaway.
Even for the ultimate competitor who cherishes nothing more than the top of the podium, that had to count as a win.
Facebook postings show how much her family cherished those extra years, albeit while fretting over how such a terrible cancer could attack such an innocent child and cause her so much physical pain.
Pretty, willful and precociously seductive in her teens, Winger cherished an ambition to become a Hollywood star.
Where the peculiarities are cherished and allowed to live on.
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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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