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- verb obsolete Simple past tense and past participle of
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"The Fathers have sweetly imbraced me, our modern Divines all comfortably cherisht me; O let me not be despised now I'm old.
2792: Who ne're so tame, so cherisht, and lock'd vp,
2797: The better cherisht, still the nearer death.
1394: Must gently be preseru'd, cherisht, and kept:
1650: Who cherisht in your breasts, will sting your hearts.