|Origin:||cherir, from chier 'dear', from Latin carus|
if you cherish something, it is very important to you:
He cherished his privacy.
I cherish the memory of that day.
cherish a hope/an idea/a dream etc
willingness to re-examine cherished beliefs
to love someone or something very much and take care of them well:
In marriage, a man promises to cherish his wife.
his most cherished possession