Definitions for CHERISH
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care for, cherish, hold dear, treasureverb
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.
Etymology: From chérir.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
To support and forward with encouragement, help, and protection; to shelter; to nurse up.
Etymology: cherir, Fr.
Whenever Buckingham' doth turn his hate
Upon your grace, and not with duteous love
Doth cherish you and yours, God punish me
With hate in those where I expect most love. William Shakespeare, R. III.
I would I were thy bird. ————
———— ———— Sweet, so would I;
But I should kill thee with too much cherishing. William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.
What doth cherish weeds but gentle air? William Shakespeare, H. VI.
Magistrates have always thought themselves concerned to cherish religion, and to maintain in the minds of men the belief of a God and another life. John Tillotson.
But old god Saturn, which doth all devour,
Doth cherish her, and still augments her might. Davies.
He that knowingly commits an ill, has the upbraidings of his own conscience; those who act by error, have its cherishings and encouragements to confirm and animate them. Decay of Piety.
Cherish is a song by American R&B band Kool & the Gang, released in 1985. It was the third single released from the band's album, Emergency. It was certified Gold by the RIAA and held the number 1 position on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart for six weeks running. It would ultimately rank as the biggest Adult Contemporary chart hit of the 1980s. The song is a romantic ballad that proved to be extremely popular when it was released and has since been a wedding song staple of sorts. The song was composed in the key of B ♭ minor.
To cherish something or someone is to hold it in high regard, appreciate it deeply, protect, and care for it lovingly. It implies a sense of affection, respect and value towards an individual, an object, a memory, or a concept. This can include feelings of love, fondness, or nurturing.
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.]
Song lyrics by cherish -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by cherish on the Lyrics.com website.
The numerical value of CHERISH in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of CHERISH in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
If you love it let it go. If it returns to you cherish it, if not it was never truly yours.
I have taken many doping tests during years of training and competition and I had never failed one before, i was shocked and depressed at that time, but at the same time it made me cherish my sporting life even more. I will take it as a lesson and be more careful in the future.
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.
A poet is a bird of unearthly excellence, who escapes from his celestial realm arrives in this world warbling. If we do not cherish him, he spreads his wings and flies back into his homeland.
The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness.
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Translations for CHERISH
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- نعتز بهArabic
- tener mucho cariño aSpanish
- گرامی داشتنPersian
- chérir, tenirFrench
- altraimScottish Gaelic
- холить, поощрять, воодушевлять, ободрять, воодушевить, лелеятьRussian
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