Cherish

Definition of Cherish

Cher´ish   Pronunciation: chĕr´ĭsh
v. t.1.To treat with tenderness and affection; to nurture with care; to protect and aid.
[imp. & p. p. Cherished (chĕr"ĭsht); p. pr. & vb. n. Cherising.]
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.

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