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cherish

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcherishcher‧ish /ˈtʃerɪʃ/ ●○○ verb [transitive]  1 IMPORTANTif 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 beliefs2 LOVEto 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→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
cherishWe want as many readers as possible, and each and every one of you is cherished.Sports has given me friendships that I cherish.Most industries that size would be cherished by the authorities, but pachinko inspires a certain ambivalence.Their cherished concoctions were delivered to the jury room for judging.I cherish his and your friendship, and I can say in all sincerity that Cork would be the poorer without you.Every time something stirs, every time some one makes a contact, we should cherish it, examine it, and hope.a cherished memoryThey were forced to leave behind all their most cherished possessions.Overcrowding has weakened the cherished tradition of extended families living together.Rosen's cherished wife, Eileen, died last year.cherished possessionInevitably, though, with 14 fewer rooms to spread out in, the Pages had to part with several cherished possessions.Many students arrive at college with a new hi-fi, camera, radio, etc., which are cherished possessions.
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Verb table
cherish
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycherish
he, she, itcherishes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycherished
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave cherished
he, she, ithas cherished
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad cherished
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill cherish
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have cherished
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