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English noun: conserve

1. conserve (food) fruit preserved by cooking with sugar


Synonymsconserves, preserve, preserves


Broader (hypernym)confiture


Narrower (hyponym)apple butter, chowchow, jam, jelly, lemon cheese, lemon curd, marmalade


English verb: conserve

1. conserve (stative) keep constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary change


SamplesEnergy is conserved in this process.


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


Broader (hypernym)hold, keep, maintain

2. conserve (possession) keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction


SamplesWe preserve these archeological findings.
The old lady could not keep up the building.
Children must be taught to conserve our national heritage.
The museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts.


Synonymskeep up, maintain, preserve


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)keep


Narrower (hyponym)embalm, hold the line, plastinate

3. conserve (possession) use cautiously and frugally


SamplesI try to economize my spare time.
Conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit.


Synonymseconomise, economize, husband


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)preserve, save


Narrower (hyponym)retrench


Antonymssquander, waste, blow

4. conserve (change) preserve with sugar


SamplesMom always conserved the strawberries we grew in the backyard.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)keep, preserve


Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation









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