cherish - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participlecherishing
past tensecherished
past participlecherished
  1. 1
    to keep something pleasant in your mind for a long time

    I cherish the memory of those happy times.

  2. 2
    to look after someone or something because you love them very much
  3. 3
    to think that something is very important and to wish to keep it

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