care for, cherish, hold dear, treasure(verb)
be fond of; be attached to
To treat with tenderness and affection; to nurture with care; to protect and aid.
To hold dear; to embrace with interest; to indulge; to encourage; to foster; to promote; as, to cherish religious principle.
To cheer, gladden.
Origin: From chérir.
to treat with tenderness and affection; to nurture with care; to protect and aid
to hold dear; to embrace with interest; to indulge; to encourage; to foster; to promote; as, to cherish religious principle
"Cherish" is a song by American singer-songwriter Madonna. It was released as the third single from her fourth studio album Like a Prayer on August 1, 1989, by Sire Records. The song was also included on the 1990 compilation album The Immaculate Collection and the two-disc edition of her 2009 compilation Celebration. Written and produced by Madonna and Patrick Leonard, "Cherish" was built around the themes of love and relationship, with William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet being one of the major inspirations. The track also included a line from the similarly titled song by the 1960s band The Association. Musically constructed as a doo-wop style pop song, "Cherish" is regarded as a light-hearted track by critics and includes instruments such as drum machine, percussions, keyboards and a saxophone. Lyrically it talks about Madonna's devotion to her lover, and her promise to be always by his side. After its release, "Cherish" received positive feedback from reviewers, who were surprised by the change of content and the lighter image of Madonna's music, unlike her previous singles from Like a Prayer which incorporated themes such as religion and sexuality. They also compared the lyrics of the song to words spoken by Juliet, in William Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet. "Cherish" was also a commercial success, reaching the top-ten of the charts in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, Italy, United Kingdom and the combined European chart. On the Billboard Hot 100, "Cherish" became Madonna's 16th consecutive top-five single, setting a record in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
cher′ish, v.t. to protect and treat with affection: to nurture, nurse: to entertain in the mind.—n. Cher′ishment. [Fr. chérir, chérissant—cher, dear—L. carus.]
The numerical value of cherish in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of cherish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness.
If you love it let it go. If it returns to you cherish it, if not it was never truly yours.
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.
There will be time to mourn when he dies, until that day, I will love and cherish and celebrate him and try to make each day as loving and happy and comfortable as possible for him.
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