American English

Definition of cherish verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cherish
    he / she / it cherishes
    past simple cherished
    -ing form cherishing
    jump to other results
  1. 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
  2. 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.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cherish