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preserve

 
Noun preserve has 3 senses
  1. preserve - a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone; "medicine is no longer a male preserve"
    --1 is a kind of
    sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arena
    Derived form: verb preserve3
  2. preserve - a reservation where animals are protected
    --2 is a kind of
    reservation, reserve
    --2 has particulars: shooting preserve
    Derived form: verb preserve5
  3. conserve, preserve, conserves, preserves - fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
    --3 is a kind of confiture
    --3 has particulars:
     apple butter; chowchow; jam; lemon curd, lemon cheese; jelly; marmalade
    Derived form: verb preserve4
Verb preserve has 6 senses
  1. continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve - 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"
    --1 is one way to keep, maintain, hold
    Derived form: noun preservation2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. conserve, preserve, maintain, keep up - 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 ancient manuscripts"
    --2 is one way to keep
    Derived form: noun preservation1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. save, preserve - to keep up and reserve for personal or special use; "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"
    --3 is one way to keep, hold on
    Derived form: noun preserve1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue preserve the movie
  4. preserve, keep - prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh"
    --4 is one way to cook, fix, ready, make, prepare
    Derived forms: noun preserve3, noun preserver2
    Sample sentence:
    The chefs preserve the vegetables
  5. keep, preserve - maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger; "May God keep you"
    --5 is one way to protect
    Derived forms: noun preserve2, noun preservation1, noun preserver3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  6. preserve - keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing; "preserve the forest and the lakes"
    --6 is one way to
    keep, maintain, hold
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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