• WordNet 3.6
    • v cherish be fond of; be attached to
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cherish To hold dear; to embrace with interest; to indulge; to encourage; to foster; to promote; as, to cherish religious principle. "To cherish virtue and humanity."
    • Cherish 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cherish To hold as dear; treat with tenderness and affection; foster; nurture; support and encourage; shelter fondly; nurse; caress.
    • cherish To indulge and encourage in the mind; harbor; cling to: as, to cherish forgiveness; to cherish revenge.
    • cherish To give physical comfort or pleasure to; invigorate; strengthen; warm; hence, to provide for; entertain hospitably.
    • cherish Synonyms Foster, Cherish, Harbor. “To foster is to sustain and nourish with care and effort. To cherish is to hold and treat as dear. To harbor is to provide with shelter and protection, so as to give opportunity for working to something that might be and often ought to be excluded.”
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Cherish cher′ish to protect and treat with affection: to nurture, nurse: to entertain in the mind
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  • Barbara Bush
    Barbara Bush
    “Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.”
  • Lao-Tzu
    “A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.”
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    “A decadent civilization compromises with its disease, cherishes the virus infecting it, loses its self-respect.”
  • Booth Tarkington
    Booth Tarkington
    “Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age.”
  • John Gray
    John Gray
    “Men are motivated and empowered when they feel needed. Women are motivated and empowered when they feel cherished.”
  • George Eliot
    “A mother's yearning feels the presence of the cherished child even in the degraded man.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. chérir, fr. cher, dear, fr. L. carus,. See Caress Finish
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. chérir, chérissantcher, dear—L. carus.


In literature:

I cherish the memory of this dish as sacred, as well as that of all the other dishes that ever appeared on the Wallencamp table.
"Cape Cod Folks" by Sarah P. McLean Greene
Heaven be with you, and guard over you, and cherish you, and bless you.
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
It was a rough school, of which the Lawrence brothers cherished few kindly recollections.
"Victorian Worthies" by George Henry Blore
Surely no orphan girl was ever more tenderly cherished, more abundantly cared for.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
It was like a cherished friend who had begun to cut undignified capers.
"Tiverton Tales" by Alice Brown
He had promised to love and cherish her forever.
"The Secret of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
Then she heard the violent ringing of their cherished dinner-bell.
"Madge Morton's Secret" by Amy D. V. Chalmers
It must be acknowledged that Maria had, for years, cherished a passion for Tom.
"An Outcast" by F. Colburn Adams
Combat against, nay, banish from your heart, every foolish sentiment which you, for a moment, have cherished for me.
"The Home" by Fredrika Bremer
It was only on her account that I could control the deadly and revengeful feelings I cherished against him.
"The Monctons: A Novel, Volume I" by Susanna Moodie

In poetry:

But unto us he
Hath his most versatile,
Most cherished daughter
Granted,—what joy!
"My Goddess" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
In my Redeemer's name,
I give myself to Thee;
And all unworthy as I am
My God will cherish me.
"Confidence" by Anne Bronte
It soothes to bid my fancy stray,
On freest wings, to thee,
And cherish all the memories
So very dear to me.
"To Mary" by James Avis Bartley
A tale of sorrow cherished
Too fondly to depart,
Of wrong from love the flatterer,
And my own wayward heart.
"The Serenade" by William Cullen Bryant
I glowed in Hermit Peter's words,
Savonarola's grim,
St. Francis understood the birds
Because I cherished him.
"Bacchus [Excerpt]" by Bernard O Dowd
Not that they wilfully deceive:
They fondly cherish
A constancy which they would grieve
To think might perish.
"A Lover's Confession" by Robert Fuller Murray

In news:

A season to cherish and remember.
Hickman's Cherish Walton and Moberly's Jessica Lawrence wait for a rebound opportunity.
Hickman senior, Cherish Walton, middle, gets ready to battle Moberly's, Jessica Lawrence, left, for a rebound before a free throw in the second half of the game Friday at Columbia College.
LAPUSH — The city of Forks and the Quileute tribe are sponsoring the annual Cherish Our Children holiday fundraiser for disadvantaged children at 5 pm Friday, Nov 30.
Admirals have nothing to cherish from weekend getaway.
Nitros continue to cherish win against rival Tornadoes.
Cherish the Right to Vote.
El Dorado overnight stay, tickets to ' Cherish the Ladies'.
For our first drawing, we'll give away two tickets to the popular all-Irish women's group, Cherish the Ladies, in concert in El Dorado, Ark.
Cherish the Ladies, an all-female Irish music group When: 7:30 pm Wed, Oct 17 Where: Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St Cost: $25, $30 and $35.
That recognition led to Madden and her group " Cherish the Ladies" to perform a series of concerts for the Ethnic Folk Arts Center in New York City.
Hundred's Remember Loved Ones At Poignant " Cherish Our Children Walk".
News Features Cherish the Chetco.
Family sizes vary but no matter the size, cherish the memories made wi.
Chaparral players cherish 'Cleat Game' victory, solid start to season.

In science:

This is the cherished Lanczos solution in comoving coordinates.
The general double-dust solution
Eyring and Wigner in order to explain the Arrenius type thermal activation in the chemical reactions. Up to now this approach cherishes great popularity. A lot of modifications are proposed for its best adaptation to challenges such as liquids, solids, interfaces etc.
Fluctuations and Long-Term Stability: from Coherence to Chaos
To use Pleba´nski’s cherished terminology (apparently first introduced by Newman ), BAB is an earthly ob ject (self-dual: heavenly, anti-self-dual: hel lish, both: earthly).
Minimally modified self-dual 2-forms gravity
T-physics source of some cherished lower dimensional field theories.
Super Yang-Mills theory in 10+2 dimensions, The 2T-physics Source for N=4 SYM and M(atrix) Theory
T theories that connect to well known and cherished theories in 1T-physics.
Super Yang-Mills theory in 10+2 dimensions, The 2T-physics Source for N=4 SYM and M(atrix) Theory