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")

Antonyms of adj preserved

2 senses of preserved

Sense 1
preserved (vs. fresh) -- (prevented from decaying or spoiling and prepared for future use)

fresh (vs. preserved) -- (not canned or otherwise preserved; "fresh vegetables")
        => unprocessed -- (not treated or prepared by a special process)

Sense 2
preserved (vs. destroyed) -- (kept intact or in a particular condition)

destroyed (vs. preserved) -- (spoiled or ruined or demolished; "war left many cities destroyed"; "Alzheimer's is responsible for her destroyed mind")
        => annihilated, exterminated, wiped out (predicate) -- (destroyed completely)
        => blighted, spoilt -- (affected by blight; anything that mars or prevents growth or prosperity; "a blighted rose"; "blighted urban districts")
        => blotted out, obliterate, obliterated -- (reduced to nothingness)
        => broken, wiped out (predicate), impoverished -- (destroyed financially; "the broken fortunes of the family")
        => burned, burnt, burned-over, burned-out, burnt-out -- (destroyed or badly damaged by fire; "a row of burned houses"; "a charred bit of burnt wood"; "a burned-over site in the forest"; "barricaded the street with burnt-out cars")
        => demolished, dismantled, razed -- (torn down and broken up)
        => despoiled, pillaged, raped, ravaged, sacked -- (having been robbed and destroyed by force and violence; "the raped countryside")
        => done for (predicate), kaput (predicate), gone (prenominal) -- (destroyed or killed; "we are gone geese")
        => extinguished -- (of a conditioned response; caused to die out because of the absence or withdrawal of reinforcement)
        => fallen -- (having fallen in or collapsed; "a fallen building")
        => finished, ruined -- (brought to ruin; "after the revolution the aristocracy was finished"; "the unsuccessful run for office left him ruined politically and economically")
        => scorched -- (having everything destroyed so nothing is left salvageable by an enemy; "Sherman's scorched earth policy")
        => shattered, tattered -- (ruined or disrupted; "our shattered dreams of peace and prosperity"; "a tattered remnant of its former strength"; "my torn and tattered past")
        => totaled -- (used of automobiles; completely demolished; "the insurance adjuster declared the automobile totaled")
        => war-torn, war-worn -- (laid waste by war)
        => wrecked -- (destroyed in an accident; "a wrecked ship"; "a highway full of wrecked cars")

Similarity of adj preserved

2 senses of preserved

Sense 1
preserved (vs. fresh) -- (prevented from decaying or spoiling and prepared for future use)
       => aged, cured -- ((used of tobacco) aging as a preservative process (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable))
       => candied, crystalized, crystalised, glace -- ((used especially of fruits) preserved by coating with or allowing to absorb sugar)
       => canned, tinned -- (sealed in a can or jar)
       => corned, cured -- ((used especially of meat) cured in brine)
       => cured -- ((used of hay e.g.) allowed to dry)
       => dried, dehydrated, desiccated -- (preserved by removing natural moisture; "dried beef"; "dried fruit"; "dehydrated eggs"; "shredded and desiccated coconut meat")
       => flash-frozen, quick-frozen, frozen -- ((used of foods) preserved by freezing sufficiently rapidly to retain flavor and nutritional value; "frozen foods")
       => freeze-dried -- (preserved by freezing and drying in a vacuum; "freeze-dried coffee")
       => lyophilized, lyophilised, freeze-dried -- (used of tissue or blood or serum or other biological substances; dried by freezing in a high vacuum)
       => pickled -- ((used of foods) preserved in a pickling liquid)
       => potted -- (preserved in a pot or can or jar; "potted meat"; "potted shrimp")
       => salted, salt-cured, brine-cured -- ((used especially of meats) preserved in salt)
       => smoked, smoke-cured, smoke-dried -- ((used especially of meats and fish) dried and cured by hanging in wood smoke)
       => sun-dried, sundried -- (dried naturally by the sun; "sun-dried apricots")

Sense 2
preserved (vs. destroyed) -- (kept intact or in a particular condition)
       => conserved -- (protected from harm or loss)
       => kept up (predicate), maintained, well-kept -- (kept in good condition)
       => preservable -- (capable of being preserved)
       => protected, saved -- (guarded from injury or destruction)
       => retained, maintained -- (continued in your keeping or use or memory; "in...the retained pattern of dancers and guests remembered")

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