January 19, 2013
treasure (verb)
\TREZH-er\ Hear it!
What does it mean?
: to value highly : cherish
How do you use it?
"I gave her happy memories: a ride on a merry-go-round; a kitten to play with; a picnic. Sometimes I chose one just because I knew it would make her laugh, and I so treasured the sound of that laughter in this room that had always been so silent." (Lois Lowry, _The Giver_)
Are you a word wiz?

"Treasure" is one of several verbs you can use to say you have special feelings for something. Which other verb means about the same thing as "treasure"?

"Treasure," "prize," "cherish," and "appreciate" all mean to hold in high esteem or to value highly. "Treasure" suggests that something is safeguarded and considered precious. ("He treasured the antique pocket watch.") "Prize" implies taking a deep pride in something one owns or possesses. ("Americans prize their freedom.") "Cherish" suggests a special love and care for something. ("She cherishes the special bond she has with her sister.") "Appreciate" implies an understanding of something that enables one to enjoy or admire it. ("They appreciate modern art.")
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