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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: cherir, from chier 'dear', from Latin carus

cherish

verb
     
cher‧ish [transitive]
1 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
2 to love someone or something very much and take care of them well:
In marriage, a man promises to cherish his wife.

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