(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. nurture, nourish, foster, protect, nurse; entertain, harbor, cling to; prize, treasure, hold dear, revere. See love, aid, endearment.Ant., abandon.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To hold dear]
Syn. treasure, value, cling to, esteem, appreciate, honor, admire, prize, guard, hold dear, revere, worship, treasure up, entertain, harbor, enshrine, enshrine in the memory, hold fast to, hang on to, love, like, care for, fancy, caress, pet, coddle, clasp, cosset, embrace, adore, dote on, idolize, fondle, hug; see also love 1 , 2 .
Ant. disdain, despise, abandon, ill-treat.
2. [To tend solicitously]
Syn. nurture, harbor, foster; see defend 2 .
See Synonym Study at appreciate .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
love, adore, hold dear, care for, revere, fancy, hold in high esteem, admire, like, worship, prize, idolize, foster, protect, treasure.
ANT.: despise, reject, hate
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To have the highest regard for: prize1, treasure. Idiom: hold dear. See VALUE. 2. To recognize the worth, quality, importance, or magnitude of: appreciate, esteem, prize1, respect, treasure, value. Idiom: set store by. See PRAISE.

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