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cherish
WordNet 2.0
  • be fond of
  • be attached to
cherish
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 1. To treat with tenderness and affection; to nurture with care; to protect and aid.

    "We were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children. 1 Thess. ii. 7." --

    2. To hold dear; to embrace with interest; to indulge; to encourage; to foster; to promote; as, to cherish religious principle.

    "To cherish virtue and humanity. Burke." --

    Syn. -- To nourish; foster; nurse; nurture; entertain; encourage; comfort; protect; support; See Nurture.

 

Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.

Diane Ackerman
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