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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
preserve (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to keep safe from injury, harm, or destruction - protect
2.
a) to keep alive, intact, or free from decay
b) - maintain
3.
a) to keep or save from decomposition
b) to can, pickle, or similarly prepare for future use
4.
intransitive verb
to keep up and reserve for personal or special use
1.
to make - preserves
2.
to raise and protect game for purposes of sport
3.
to be able to be (as by canning) - preserved
preserve (noun)
1.
fruit canned or made into jams or jellies or cooked whole or in large pieces in a syrup so as to keep its shape - often used in plural
2.
an area restricted for the protection and of natural resources (as animals or plants) - preservation a game preserve for regulated hunting or fishing nature preserves
3.
something regarded as reserved for certain persons
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
preserve (verb)
to keep in good condition
SYNONIMS:
conserve, keep up, preserve, save
RELATED WORDS:
service; support, sustain; care (for), husband, manage; defend, guard, protect, safeguard, screen, shield; cure, fix, heal, remedy; mend, patch, rebuild, reconstruct, rehabilitate, rejuvenate, restore
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disregard, ignore, neglect; break, damage, destroy, harm, hurt, impair, injure, ruin, wreck
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