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treasure

noun

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1 an asset that brings praise or renown
  • ancient archaeological treasures that today would never be allowed out of the country of origin

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2 someone or something unusually desirable
  • in thanking them for their contributions, the mayor referred to the volunteers at the homeless shelter as the city's greatest treasures

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treasure

verb

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1 to hold dear
  • I'll always treasure the time my friend and I spent together this past summer

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2 to put (something of future use or value) in a safe or secret place
  • a trove of fine wines that he had lovingly treasured over the years

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Verb

appreciate, value, prize, treasure, cherish mean to hold in high estimation. appreciate often connotes sufficient understanding to enjoy or admire a thing's excellence. appreciates fine wine value implies rating a thing highly for its intrinsic worth. values our friendship prize implies taking a deep pride in something one possesses. Americans prize their freedom treasure emphasizes jealously safeguarding something considered precious. a treasured memento cherish implies a special love and care for something. cherishes her children above all

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The first known use of treasure was in the 12th century

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“Treasure.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/treasure. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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