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Definition of cherish verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    cherish

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈtʃɛrɪʃ//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cherish
     
    he / she / it cherishes
     
    past simple cherished
     
    -ing form cherishing
     
     
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  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.
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