Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun preserve

3 senses of preserve

Sense 1
preserve -- (a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone; "medicine is no longer a male preserve")
       => sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arena -- (a particular environment or walk of life; "his social sphere is limited"; "it was a closed area of employment"; "he's out of my orbit")

Sense 2
preserve -- (a reservation where animals are protected)
       => reservation, reserve -- (a district that is reserved for particular purpose)

Sense 3
conserve, preserve, conserves, preserves -- (fruit preserved by cooking with sugar)
       => confiture -- (preserved or candied fruit)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb preserve

6 senses of preserve

Sense 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")
       => keep, maintain, hold -- (keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes")

Sense 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")
       => keep -- (look after; be the keeper of; have charge of; "He keeps the shop when I am gone")

Sense 3
save, preserve -- (to keep up and reserve for personal or special use; "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer")
       => keep, hold on -- (retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married")

Sense 4
preserve, keep -- (prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh")
       => cook, fix, ready, make, prepare -- (prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please")

Sense 5
keep, preserve -- (maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger; "May God keep you")
       => protect -- (shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage; "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain")

Sense 6
preserve -- (keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing; "preserve the forest and the lakes")
       => keep, maintain, hold -- (keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes")

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