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Definition 1: fruit preserved by cooking with sugar - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for preserve in the sense of this definition

(preserve is a kind of ...) preserved or candied fruit

(... is a kind of preserve ) thick dark spicy puree of apples

(... is a kind of preserve ) a Chinese preserve of mixed fruits and ginger

(... is a kind of preserve ) preserve of crushed fruit

(... is a kind of preserve ) a conserve with a thick consistency; made with lemons and butter and eggs and sugar

(... is a kind of preserve ) a preserve made of the jelled juice of fruit

(... is a kind of preserve ) a preserve made of the pulp and rind of citrus fruits

Definition 2: a reservation where animals are protected - [noun denoting location]

(preserve is a kind of ...) a district that is reserved for particular purpose

(... is a kind of preserve ) a preserve on which hunting is permitted during certain months of the year

Definition 3: a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone - [noun denoting state]

Samples where preserve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • medicine is no longer a male preserve

(preserve is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 4: prevent (food) from rotting - [verb of change]

Samples where preserve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • preserved meats
  • keep potatoes fresh

Synonyms for preserve in the sense of this definition

(preserve is a kind of ...) prepare for eating by applying heat

"Cook me dinner, please" "can you make me an omelette?" "fix breakfast for the guests, please"

(... is a kind of preserve ) preserve by rapid freezing and subsequently drying in a vacuum

"freeze-dry the strawberries"

(... is a kind of preserve ) preserve with salt

"corned beef"

(... is a kind of preserve ) prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve

"cure meats" "cure pickles" "cure hay"

(... is a kind of preserve ) preserve by chilling

"many foods must be refrigerated or else they will spoil"

(... is a kind of preserve ) preserve in a can or tin

"tinned foods are not very tasty"

(... is a kind of preserve ) preserve with salt

"people used to salt meats on ships"

(... is a kind of preserve ) preserve in a pickling liquid

(... is a kind of preserve ) preserve by removing all water and liquids from

"carry dehydrated food on your camping trip"

(... is a kind of preserve ) preserve with sugar

"Mom always conserved the strawberries we grew in the backyard"

(preserve has a similar meaning as ...) fail to spoil or rot

"These potatoes keep for a long time"

Definition 5: keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction - [verb of possession]

Samples where preserve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for preserve in the sense of this definition

(preserve is a kind of ...) look after; be the keeper of; have charge of

"He keeps the shop when I am gone"

(... is a kind of preserve ) preserve a dead body

(... is a kind of preserve ) preserve (tissue) with plastics, as for teaching and research purposes

"The doctor plastinates bodies to teach anatomy to his students"

(... is a kind of preserve ) hold the line on prices; keep the price of something constant

Definition 6: to keep up and reserve for personal or special use - [verb of possession]

Samples where preserve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She saved the old family photographs in a drawer

Synonyms for preserve in the sense of this definition

(preserve is a kind of ...) retain possession of

"Can I keep my old stuffed animals?" "She kept her maiden name after she married"

(... is a kind of preserve ) make a record of; set down in permanent form

(... is a kind of preserve ) use cautiously and frugally

"I try to economize my spare time" "conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit"

Definition 7: keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last - [verb of stative]

Samples where preserve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • preserve the peace in the family
  • continue the family tradition
  • Carry on the old traditions

Synonyms for preserve in the sense of this definition

(preserve is a kind of ...) cause to continue 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"

(... is a kind of preserve ) take up or begin anew

"We resumed the negotiations"

(... is a kind of preserve ) be persistent, refuse to stop

"he persisted to call me every night" "The child persisted and kept asking questions"

(... is a kind of preserve ) cause to continue or prevail

"perpetuate a myth"

(... is a kind of preserve ) lengthen or extend in duration or space

"We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible" "prolong the treatment of the patient" "keep up the good work"

(... is a kind of preserve ) preserve while making lifeless

"mummified ideas and institutions should be gotten rid of"

(preserve has a similar meaning as ...) move ahead; travel onward in time or space

"We proceeded towards Washington" "She continued in the direction of the hills" "We are moving ahead in time now"

(preserve has a similar meaning as ...) continue a certain state, condition, or activity

"Keep on working!" "We continued to work into the night" "Keep smiling" "We went on working until well past midnight"

Definition 8: maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger - [verb of stative]

Samples where preserve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • May God keep you

Synonyms for preserve in the sense of this definition

(preserve is a kind of ...) shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage

"Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain"

(preserve has a similar meaning as ...) look after; be the keeper of; have charge of

"He keeps the shop when I am gone"

Definition 9: keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing - [verb of stative]

Samples where preserve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • preserve the forest and the lakes

(preserve is a kind of ...) cause to continue 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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