highly valued, having a high personal value. (adjective)
Simple past tense and past participle of cherish. (verb)
Examples of word cherished
His proposal had been practically verbatim to what she’d written in her diary, except the word cherished had replaced love.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke warned Wednesday that Americans may have to accept higher taxes or changes in cherished entitlements such as Medicare and Social Security if the nation is to avoid staggering budget deficits that threaten to choke off economic growth.
Of the civilized agreements my wife and I have come to over the long course of our marriage, one most cherished is that neither of us is obligated to attend anything the other must attend.
"A catch quota for minke whales in Japanese small-type coastal whaling is our long-term cherished desire, and under the framework proposed by the chair, that desire can be realized," said Fisheries Agency official Toshinori Uoya.
A future where all can rejoice in cherished aspirations and beliefs and where this can be a badge of honour, not a source of fear or division.