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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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