Synonyms for cherished
- care for
- cling to
- hold dear
- cleave to
- dote on
- hold in high esteem
Antonyms for cherished
- let go
- turn away
- not care
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHERISHED
He was perfectly conscious of its excess, but he cherished it as a virtue.
It was like a cherished friend who had begun to cut undignified capers.
The pin had been among the most valuable and cherished of his belongings.
And yet, Maltravers, you then came between me and an early and cherished dream.
He was implicitly trusted by all, even by Hatteras, who cherished a deep affection for him.
Where then the cherished hope of one day atoning for his wrongs to those who loved him!
This, and his whole character, seem to me to point to an old but ever cherished grief.
This is one of our most cherished victories, for it can do much to uphold our authority.
Had it not been for the intention I cherished, I am sure I should have cried.
She will let me bring her to a happy home as my cherished wife.'
early 14c., cherischen, from Old French cheriss-, present participle stem of chierir "to hold dear" (12c., Modern French chérir), from chier "dear," from Latin carus "dear, costly, beloved" (see whore). The Latin word also is the source of Italian, Spanish, Portuguese caro; Old Provençal, Catalan car. Related: Cherished; cherishing.