Definitions for: Cherish

[v] be fond of; be attached to

Webster (1913) Definition: Cher"ish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cherished; p. pr. &
vb. n. Cherising.] [F. ch['e]rir, fr. cher dear, fr. L.
carus. See Caress, Finish.]
1. To treat with tenderness and affection; to nurture with
care; to protect and aid.

We were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth
her children. --1 Thess. ii.

2. To hold dear; to embrace with interest; to indulge; to
encourage; to foster; to promote; as, to cherish religious

To cherish virtue and humanity. --Burke.

Syn: To nourish; foster; nurse; nurture; entertain;
encourage; comfort; protect; support; See Nurture.

Synonyms: care for, hold dear, treasure

See Also: love, yearn

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