August 25, 2011
- cherish (verb)
- What does it mean?
- 1 : to hold dear : feel or show affection for2 : to keep with care and affection : nurture3 : to harbor in the mind
- How do you use it?
- She cherishes the time she spends with her family and friends.
- Are you a word wiz?
We cherish you as a Daily Buzzword reader! Which of the following do you think is a word we could use in place of "cherish" to express our feelings?"Cherish," "appreciate," "value," "prize," and "treasure" mean to feel that something is important and worth treating with special care. "Cherish" usually describes a very strong love and desire to care for something or someone, as in "They cherish their children above all." "Appreciate" often suggests knowledge that makes it possible to enjoy or admire how excellent something is, as in "I've come to appreciate classical music." "Value" suggests that a thing is worth a lot simply because of what it is, as in "I value your opinion." "Prize" is used when you are very proud of something you have or own, as in "He prizes his baseball card collection." "Treasure" suggests that you enjoy having or owning something and are careful about keeping it in good condition, as in "They treasure the photos of their wedding."