To cherish something is to care for it deeply, to treasure it, like the way you cherish the time you spend with a favorite person you don't see often.

The verb cherish is related to words that mean “costly” and “beloved.” When people really value something, often because they feel emotionally connected to it, they cherish it. Many of us cherish our first cars, and later in life, we cherish the memories of those days, driving around with our friends. Generally, people don't cherish things just because they cost money; they cherish experiences that matter to them.

Definitions of cherish

v be fond of; be attached to

care for, hold dear, treasure
have affection for; feel tenderness for
Type of:
have a great affection or liking for

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