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cherish

verb [T]     /ˈtʃer.ɪʃ/
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
(Definition of cherish verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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