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cherish

verb [T] uk   /ˈtʃer.ɪʃ/ us  
to love, protect, and care for someone or something that is important to you: Although I cherish my children, I do allow them their independence. Her most cherished possession is a 1926 letter from F. Scott Fitzgerald. Freedom of speech is a cherished (= carefully protected) right in this country.Loving and in loveDefending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving to keep hopes, memories, or ideas in your mind because they are important to you and bring you pleasure: I cherish the memories of the time we spent together.Remembering, reminding and reminders
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