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English noun: preserve

1. preserve (state) a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone


SamplesMedicine is no longer a male preserve.


Broader (hypernym)area, arena, domain, field, orbit, sphere

2. preserve (location) a reservation where animals are protected


Broader (hypernym)reservation, reserve


Narrower (hyponym)shooting preserve

3. preserve (food) fruit preserved by cooking with sugar


Synonymsconserve, conserves, preserves


Broader (hypernym)confiture


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


English verb: preserve

1. preserve (stative) keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last


SamplesPreserve the peace in the family.
Continue the family tradition.
Carry on the old traditions.


Synonymsbear on, carry on, continue, uphold


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


Broader (hypernym)hold, keep, maintain


Narrower (hyponym)hang in, hang on, hold on, keep up, mummify, perpetuate, persevere, persist, prolong, re-start, restart, resume, sustain


Verb groupcontinue, continue, go along, go forward, go on, keep, proceed, proceed


Antonymscease, discontinue, lay off, quit, stop, give up

2. preserve (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.


Synonymsconserve, keep up, maintain


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)keep


Narrower (hyponym)embalm, hold the line, plastinate

3. preserve (possession) to keep up and reserve for personal or special use


SamplesShe saved the old family photographs in a drawer.


ExamplesSam and Sue preserve the movie


Synonymssave


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hold on, keep


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

4. preserve (change) prevent (food) from rotting


SamplesPreserved meats.
Keep potatoes fresh.


ExamplesThe chefs preserve the vegetables


Synonymskeep


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cook, fix, make, prepare, ready


Narrower (hyponym)can, conserve, corn, cure, dehydrate, desiccate, freeze-dry, pickle, put up, refrigerate, salt, tin


Verb groupkeep, stay fresh

5. preserve (stative) maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger


SamplesMay God keep you.


Synonymskeep


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)protect


Verb groupkeep

6. preserve (stative) keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing


SamplesPreserve the forest and the lakes.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hold, keep, maintain









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