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English noun: save

1. save (act) (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring

SamplesThe goalie made a brilliant save.
The relief pitcher got credit for a save.

Broader (hypernym)bar, prevention

Domain categoryathletics, sport

English verb: save

1. save (social) save from ruin, destruction, or harm

Synonymsrelieve, salvage, salve

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)deliver, rescue

2. save (possession) to keep up and reserve for personal or special use

SamplesShe saved the old family photographs in a drawer.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)hold on, keep

Narrower (hyponym)conserve, economise, economize, enter, husband, put down, record

3. save (social) bring into safety

SamplesWe pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack.

ExamplesThey save him from writing the letter

Synonymsbring through, carry through, pull through

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Narrower (hyponym)deliver, rescue

4. save (possession) spend less; buy at a reduced price

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something on somebody

Narrower (hyponym)scrimp, skimp, stint

Entailbuy, purchase

5. save (possession) accumulate money for future use

SamplesHe saves half his salary.

ExamplesThey save the money

Synonymslay aside, save up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)cache, hive up, hoard, lay away, squirrel away, stash

6. save (change) make unnecessary an expenditure or effort

SamplesThis will save money.
I'll save you the trouble.
This will save you a lot of time.

Synonymsmake unnecessary

Pattern of useSomething ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something

Broader (hypernym)forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent

7. save (social) save from sins

Synonymsdeliver, redeem

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Domain categoryfaith, organized religion, religion

8. save (social) refrain from harming


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)forbear, refrain

Narrower (hyponym)favor, favour

9. save (possession) spend sparingly, avoid the waste of

SamplesThis move will save money.
The less fortunate will have to economize now.

Synonymseconomise, economize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)drop, expend, spend

Narrower (hyponym)tighten one's belt

10. save (possession) retain rights to

SamplesKeep my job for me while I give birth.
Keep my seat, please.
Keep open the possibility of a merger.

Synonymshold open, keep, keep open

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)book, hold, reserve

Verb grouphold on, keep

11. save (communication) record data on a computer

SamplesBoot-up instructions are written on the hard disk.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)record, tape

Narrower (hyponym)overwrite

Domain categorycomputer science, computing

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