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  1. hold dear

    To cherish is both to hold dear and to treat as dear. Mere unexpressed esteem would not be cherishing. In the marriage vow, "to love, honor, and cherish," the word cherish implies all that each can do by love and tenderness for the welfare and happiness of the other, as by support, protection, care in sickness, comfort in sorrow, sympathy, and help of every kind. To nurse is to tend the helpless or feeble, as infants, or the sick or wounded. To nourish is strictly to sustain and build up by food; to nurture includes careful mental and spiritual training, with something of love and tenderness; to foster is simply to maintain and care for, to bring up; a foster-child will be nourished, but may not be as tenderly nurtured or as lovingly cherished as if one's own. In the figurative sense, the opinion one cherishes he holds, not with mere cold conviction, but with loving devotion.

    See synonyms for ABANDON; CHASTEN.

    Synonyms:
    cheer, cherish, cling to, comfort, encourage, entertain, foster, harbor, nourish, nurse, nurture, protect, shelter, treasure, value

Princeton's WordNet

  1. care for, cherish, hold dear, treasureverb

    be fond of; be attached to

    Synonyms:
    prize, treasure, value, cherish, appreciate, treat, care for

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  1. Chris Hayes:

    What we have to do to avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change is to cut emissions in half in 12 years, twelve years. Thats the project we have been tasked with by the Earth. Now has come a bold new policy proposal that might be the most controversial thing in American politics at the moment. Youve probably heard about it. Its called the Green New Deal. Some people call it a socialist monster; some people call it our only hope for survival here in the way of life that we hold dear.

  2. Florida Senator Marco Rubio:

    The next president must nominate a justice who will continue Justice Scalia's unwavering belief in the founding principles that we hold dear.

  3. Kamala Harris:

    This is contrary to the principles we hold dear.

  4. De Blasio:

    When a police officer is murdered, it tears at the foundation of our society. It is an attack on all of us. It's an attack on everything we hold dear. We depend on our police to protect us against forces of criminality and evil.

  5. Kerry Benninghoff:

    The LRC's preliminary House map is an extreme partisan gerrymander, it is a danger to our system of government that upends established norms and the emphasis on local control and local voices that Pennsylvanians hold dear.


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