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  Definition of preserve
  1. fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
  2. a reservation where animals are protected
  3. a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone; "medicine is no longer a male preserve"
  4. prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh"
  5. to keep up and reserve for personal or special use; "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"
  6. keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction; "We 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 an
  7. keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"
  8. keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing; "preserve the forest and the lakes"
  9. maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger; "May God keep you"
Similar Words: conserve, conserves, preserves, keep, save, maintain, keep up, continue, uphold, carry on, bear on

 

Hyponyms: apple butter, chowchow, jam, lemon curd, lemon cheese, jelly, marmalade, shooting preserve, freeze-dry, conserve, dehydrate, desiccate, pickle, salt, can, tin, put up, refrigerate, cure, corn, record, enter, put down, husband, economize, economise, embalm, plastinate, hold the line, resume, restart, persevere, persist, hang in, hang on, hold on, perpetuate, prolong, sustain, keep up, mummify

 

Grouped Verbs: keep, stay fresh, continue, go on, proceed, go along, go forward

 

Derivational Morphology: keep, conserve, save, conserves, preserves, preserver, saver, care, maintenance, upkeep, preservation, saving, conservation, upholder, maintainer, sustainer

 

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