AskDefine | Define cherish

Dictionary Definition

cherish v : be fond of; be attached to [syn: care for, hold dear, treasure]

User Contributed Dictionary



From chérir.



  1. To treat with tenderness and affection; to nurture with care; to protect and aid.
  2. To hold dear; to embrace with interest; to indulge; to encourage; to foster; to promote; as, to cherish religious principle.


Extensive Definition

Cherish may refer to:
Other entertainment
  • Cherish (film), 2002 film directed by Finn Taylor
  • Valerie Cherish, the main character of the HBO TV series The Comeback, played by Lisa Kudrow
cherish in Japanese: チェリッシュ
cherish in Finnish: Cherish

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

admire, adore, appreciate, apprize, attend to, baby-sit, bear, bear in mind, bosom, brood over, care for, chaperon, cling to, clip, coddle, conserve, cosset, cradle, cultivate, dearly love, defend, delight in, dry-nurse, dwell on, dwell upon, embosom, embrace, entertain, esteem, fan the embers, feed, fondle, foster, guard, harbor, have, have and hold, have in mind, hold, hold dear, hold in mind, hold on to, hug, idolize, keep, keep in memory, keep in mind, keep in view, keep watch over, lavish care on, look after, look out for, look to, love to distraction, matronize, mind, minister to, mother, nourish, nurse, nurture, pamper, preserve, prize, protege, provide for, regard, relish, retain, revere, reverence, ride herd on, safeguard, save, see after, see to, shelter, shepherd, shield, spoon-feed, suckle, support, sustain, take care of, take charge of, tend, treasure, treasure up, value, venerate, watch, watch out for, watch over, wet-nurse, worship
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