- 1cherish somebody/something to love someone or something very much and want to protect them or it Children need to be cherished. her most cherished possession
- 2cherish something to keep an idea, a hope, or a pleasant feeling in your mind for a long time Cherish the memory of those days in Paris. He cherishes the hope that one day they will meet again.
NAmE//ˈtʃɛrɪʃ//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cherish
he / she / it cherishes
past simple cherished
-ing form cherishing