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what's the difference between love and cherish?

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    To cherish someone is to love someone dearly. It basically means to hold something or someone dear. You can also think of something you cherish lovingly or longingly when you cherish it.

    Examples...
    - She cared for him beyond measure and cherished him in her heart.
    - He cherishes the letters she writes to him.
    - I cherish the moments we spent together.

    To me, to cherish is to love, so it's like a form of love or a part of love.

    Love is an intense feeling of deep affection that is hard to sum up in words. Love can also be a great interest and pleasure in something. If you were to ask anyone how to describe love, you may find several definitions. Love can also be described as a strong positive emotion of regard and affection.

    Examples...
    - I love my family more than anything in the world.
    - I love to draw and paint.
    - I love to sing.
    - She was the love of his life.
    - He loves her deeply.

     

    There are many levels of love. You love so many things in so many ways.
    Cherish is a word like love, but more specific. If you cherish it, it can only mean it is important to you and you want it protected. You do not cherish ice-cream- but you love it.

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