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 preserve preserve

noun

  • () a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone  ( preserve )
    a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone
     medicine is no longer a male preserve
    medicine is no longer a male preserve
  • fruit preserved by cooking with sugar  ( conserve, conserves, preserve, preserves )
    fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
  • a reservation where animals are protected  ( preserve )
    a reservation where animals are protected
  • verb

  • () keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last  ( bear on, carry on, uphold, preserve, continue )
    keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
     preserve the peace in the family
    preserve the peace in the family
     continue the family tradition
    continue the family tradition
     Carry on the old traditions
    Carry on the old traditions
  • () to keep up and reserve for personal or special use  ( preserve, save )
    to keep up and reserve for personal or special use
     She saved the old family photographs in a drawer
    She saved the old family photographs in a drawer
  • () keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction  ( conserve, keep up, preserve, maintain )
    keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
     We preserve these archeological findings
    We preserve these archeological findings
     The old lady could not keep up the building
    The old lady could not keep up the building
     children must be taught to conserve our national heritage
    children must be taught to conserve our national heritage
     The museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts
    The museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts
  • () prevent (food) from rotting  ( keep, preserve )
    prevent (food) from rotting
     preserved meats
    preserved meats
     keep potatoes fresh
    keep potatoes fresh
  • keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing  ( preserve )
    keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing
     preserve the forest and the lakes
    preserve the forest and the lakes
  • maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger  ( preserve, keep )
    maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger
     May God keep you
    May God keep you