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"Cherishes" is a form of "cherish", a transitive verb which is often translated as "apreciar". Learn more about "cherish" below.
cherish(
cheh
-
rihsh
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to lovingly care for)
a. apreciar
She loved and cherished him as her own child.Lo quería y apreciaba como si fuera su propio hijo.
b. querer
She cherished her grandchildren and would have done anything for them.Quería mucho a sus nietos y haría lo que fuera por ellos.
2. (to keep in one's mind)
a. abrigar (hope)
He had always cherished the hope of finding a cure for the disease.Siempre había abrigado la esperanza de encontrar una cura para la enfermedad.
b. acariciar (dream, ambition)
In exile, they cherished the dream of returning to their own country.En el exilio, acariciaban el sueño de retornar a su propio país.
c. conservar (memory)
I have some wonderful memories, which I shall always cherish.Tengo unos recuerdos maravillosos, que siempre voy a conservar.
d. mantener (tradition)
This country has always cherished a tradition of civil liberties.Este país ha mantenido siempre una tradición de respeto a las libertades civiles.
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