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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: to keep safe from loss or harm.
The court will preserve the right to freedom of speech.
 
similar words:
conserve, defend, guard, hold, protect
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an area of land or water where plants and animals are protected.
Hunting is not allowed in animal preserves.
 
similar words:
park
derivations: preservable (adj.), preservation (n.), preserver (n.)
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  conservation, endangered species, extinction, food, forest, fruit, natural resources, vegetable
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The word preserve contains the following part:
serv1 Latin root that means save, keep