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cherish

cher·ish

cherish

 
 
pronunciation:
cher ihsh
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cherished, cherishes, cherishing
definition 1: to value with great affection.
She cherishes their friendship.
synonyms:
esteem, treasure, value
antonyms:
disdain, scorn
similar words:
adore, appreciate, cleave to, cling to, love, prize, respect, revere, venerate
definition 2: to foster tenderly; care for.
The child cherished the homeless kitten.
synonyms:
foster, mother, nurture, take care of
antonyms:
neglect
similar words:
aid, cradle, harbor, keep, nourish, nurse, shelter, succor
definition 3: to hold in one's mind fondly or inveterately; harbor.
She cherishes her memories of home.I cherish no resentment about the incident.
synonyms:
cling to, dwell on, harbor
similar words:
entertain, foster, hug, nurse
derivations: cherishable (adj.), cherishingly (adv.)
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