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English definition of “treasure”

treasure

verb [T]     /ˈtreʒ.ər/ US  //
C2 to take great care of something because you love it or consider it very valuable: I shall always treasure those memories of her. This pen that my grandfather gave me is one of my most treasured possessions.Loving and in love
(Definition of treasure verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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