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Definition of "cherish" []

  • To treat with affection and tenderness; hold dear: cherish one's family; fine rugs that are cherished by their owners. (verb-transitive)
  • To keep fondly in mind; entertain: cherish a memory. See Synonyms at appreciate. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cherish" in a sentence
  • "One aspect of my marriage that I truly cherish is the way Darrell and I work together as a team."
  • "I cannot sit idly by, while the way of life that I cherish is defiled."
  • "The only rendering I cherish is a drawing my son did after his first deer hunting trip at age 9."