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cherish

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Noun, Verb (transitive)
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cher=ish
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1 in 1 verses (in OT : 1 in 1 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

cherishv. t. [F. chérir, fr. cher dear, fr. L. carus. See Caress, Finish.].
  •  To treat with tenderness and affection; to nurture with care; to protect and aid.  [1913 Webster]
    "We were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To hold dear; to embrace with interest; to indulge; to encourage; to foster; to promote; as, to cherish religious principle.  [1913 Webster]
    "To cherish virtue and humanity."
Syn. -- To nourish; foster; nurse; nurture; entertain; encourage; comfort; protect; support; See Nurture.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

cherish, v.tr.
1 protect or tend (a child, plant, etc.) lovingly.
2 hold dear, cling to (hopes, feelings, etc.).

Etymology
ME f. OF cherir f. cher f. L carus dear

THESAURUS

cherish

admire, adore, appreciate, apprize, attend to, baby-sit, bear, bear in mind, bosom, brood over, care for, chaperon, cling to, clip, coddle, conserve, cosset, cradle, cultivate, dearly love, defend, delight in, dry-nurse, dwell on, dwell upon, embosom, embrace, entertain, esteem, fan the embers, feed, fondle, foster, guard, harbor, have, have and hold, have in mind, hold, hold dear, hold in mind, hold on to, hug, idolize, keep, keep in memory, keep in mind, keep in view, keep watch over, lavish care on, look after, look out for, look to, love to distraction, matronize, mind, minister to, mother, nourish, nurse, nurture, pamper, preserve, prize, protege, provide for, regard, relish, retain, revere, reverence, ride herd on, safeguard, save, see after, see to, shelter, shepherd, shield, spoon-feed, suckle, support, sustain, take care of, take charge of, tend, treasure, treasure up, value, venerate, watch, watch out for, watch over, wet-nurse, worship

ROGET THESAURUS

cherish

Aid

VB aid, assist, help, succor, lend one's aid, come to the aid, of, contribute, subscribe to, bring aid, give aid, furnish aid, afford aid, supply aid, give a helping hand, stretch a hand, lend a helping hand, lend a hand, bear a helping hand, hold out a hand, hold out a helping hand, give one a life, give one a cast, give one a turn, take by the hand, take in tow, help a lame dog over a stile, lend wings to, relieve, rescue, set up, set agoing, set on one's legs, bear through, pull through, give new life to, be the making of, reinforce, reenforce, recruit, set forward, put forward, push forward, give a lift, give a shove, give an impulse to, promote, further, forward, advance expedite, speed, quicken, hasten, support, sustain, uphold, prop, hold up, bolster, cradle, nourish, nurture, nurse, dry nurse, suckle, put out to nurse, manure, cultivate, force, foster, cherish, foment, feed the flame, fan the flame, serve, do service to, tender to, pander to, administer to, subminister to, minister to, tend, attend, wait on, take care of, entertain, smooth the bed of death, oblige, accommodate, consult the wishes of, humor, cheer, encourage, second, stand by, back, back up, pay the piper, abet, work for, make interest for, stick up for, take up the cudgels for, take up the cause of, espouse the cause of, adopt the cause of, advocate, beat up for recruits, press into the service, squire, give moral support to, keep in countenance, countenance, patronize, lend oneself to, lend one's countenance to, smile upon, shine upon, favor, befriend, take in hand, enlist under the banners of, side with, be of use to, subserve, benefit, render a service, conduce.

Love

VB love, like, affect, fancy, care for, take an interest in, be partial to, sympathize with, affection, be in love with, have a love, for, entertain a love, for, harbor cherish a love, for, regard, revere, take to, bear love to, be wedded to, set one's affections on, make much of, feast one's eyes on, hold dear, prize, hug, cling to, cherish, pet, burn, adore, idolize, love to distraction, aimer eperdument, dote on, dote upon, take a fancy to, look sweet upon, become enamored, fall in love with, lose one's heart, desire, excite love, win the heart, gain the heart, win the affections, gain the affections, secure the love, engage the affections, take the fancy of have a place in the heart, wind round the heart, attract, attach, endear, charm, fascinate, captivate, bewitch, seduce, enamor, enrapture, turn the head, get into favor, ingratiate oneself, insinuate oneself, worm oneself, propitiate, curry favor with, pay one's court to, faire l'aimable, set one's cap at, flirt.

Endearment

VB caress, fondle, pet, dandle, pat, pat on the head, pat on the cheek, chuck under the chin, smile upon, coax, wheedle, cosset, coddle, cocker, cockle, make of, make much of, cherish, foster, kill with kindness, clasp, hug, cuddle, fold in one's arms, strain in one's arms, nestle, nuzzle, embrace, kiss, buss, smack, blow a kiss, salute, fold to the heart, press to the bosom, bill and coo, spoon, toy, dally, flirt, coquet, gallivant, galavant, philander, make love, pay one's court to, pay one's addresses to, pay one's attentions to, serenade, court, woo, set one's cap at, be sweet upon, look sweet upon, ogle, cast sheep's eyes upon, faire les yeux doux, fall in love with, win the affections, die for, propose, make an offer, have an offer, pop the question, plight one's troth, plight one's faith.


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