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Meaning of CHERISH

Pronunciation:  'cherish

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  be fond of; be attached to

CHERISH is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: care for, hold dear, treasure
 See Also: love, yearn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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}.

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