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preserve

pre·serve

preserve

 
pronunciation:
prih zuhrv
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: preserved, preserves, preserving
definition 1: to protect from being hurt or harmed.
The man preserved the car by always parking it in a garage.
synonyms:
protect
similar words:
conserve, defend, guard, hold, safeguard, secure
definition 2: to keep safe from loss.
The court will preserve the right to freedom of speech.
 
synonyms:
safeguard
antonyms:
scrap
similar words:
capture, conserve, defend, guard, hold, protect, retain, uphold
definition 3: to prepare for future use.
We preserved the ham by salting and smoking it.
synonyms:
cure
similar words:
can, dry, pickle, salt, smoke
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: (usually plural) fruit or vegetables that are cooked with sugar to last a long time.
Joan spread strawberry preserves on her toast.
synonyms:
jam
similar words:
jelly, marmalade, sanctuary
definition 2: an area of land or water set aside for the protection of fish and animals.
Kenya is known for its wildlife preserves.
 
synonyms:
reserve
similar words:
park, refuge, sanctuary
derivations: preservable (adj.), preservation (n.), preserver (n.)
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The word preserve contains the following part:
serv1 Latin root that means save, keep