cherished

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cherish \Cher"ish\ (ch[e^]r"[i^]sh), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Cherished} (ch[e^]r"[i^]sht); 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. 7.

2. 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. --Burke.

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

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

cherished \cherished\ adjective deeply loved or valued.

Syn: precious, treasured, wanted. [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

cherished

adjective

1: characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for; "a cherished friend"; "children are precious"; "a treasured heirloom"; "so good to feel wanted" [syn: {cherished}, {precious}, {treasured}, {wanted}]


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