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True dears should be cherished (9)

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treasured

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'be cherished' is the definition.
(synonyms)

'true dears should' is the wordplay.
'true dears' can be anagrammed to 'TREASURED'.
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(Other definitions for treasured that I've seen before include "Valued" , "Prized, precious" , "Darling" , "thought highly of" , "Much-valued" .)

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