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Definition 1: (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring - [noun denoting act]

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

  • the goalie made a brilliant save
  • the relief pitcher got credit for a save

(save is a kind of ...) the act of preventing

"there was no bar against leaving" "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"

(save belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 2: make unnecessary an expenditure or effort - [verb of change]

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

  • This will save money
  • I'll save you the trouble
  • This will save you a lot of time

Synonyms for save in the sense of this definition

(save is a kind of ...) keep from happening or arising; make impossible

"My sense of tact forbids an honest answer" "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"

Definition 3: record data on a computer - [verb of communication]

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

  • boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk

Synonyms for save in the sense of this definition

(save is a kind of ...) register electronically

"They recorded her singing"

(... is a kind of save ) write new data on top of existing data and thus erase the previously existing data

"overwrite that file"

(save belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

Definition 4: to keep up and reserve for personal or special use - [verb of possession]

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

  • She saved the old family photographs in a drawer

Synonyms for save in the sense of this definition

(save 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 save ) make a record of; set down in permanent form

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

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

Definition 5: accumulate money for future use - [verb of possession]

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

  • He saves half his salary

Synonyms for save in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of save ) save up as for future use

Definition 6: spend less; buy at a reduced price - [verb of possession]

(... is a kind of save ) subsist on a meager allowance

"scratch and scrimp"

(save implies ...) obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction

"The family purchased a new car" "The conglomerate acquired a new company" "She buys for the big department store"

Definition 7: retain rights to - [verb of possession]

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

  • keep my job for me while I give birth
  • keep my seat, please
  • keep open the possibility of a merger

Synonyms for save in the sense of this definition

(save is a kind of ...) arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance

"reserve me a seat on a flight" "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family" "please hold a table at Maxim's"

(save has a similar meaning as ...) retain possession of

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

Definition 8: spend sparingly, avoid the waste of - [verb of possession]

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

  • This move will save money
  • The less fortunate will have to economize now

Synonyms for save in the sense of this definition

(save is a kind of ...) pay out

"spend money"

(... is a kind of save ) live frugally and use less resources

"In the new economy, we all have to learn to tighten our belts"

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

  • We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack

Synonyms for save in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of save ) free from harm or evil

Synonyms for save in the sense of this definition

(save is a kind of ...) free from harm or evil

Synonyms for save in the sense of this definition

(save belongs to category ...) an institution to express belief in a divine power

"he was raised in the Baptist religion" "a member of his own faith contradicted him"

Synonyms for save in the sense of this definition

(save is a kind of ...) resist doing something

"He refrained from hitting him back" "she could not forbear weeping"

(... is a kind of save ) treat gently or carefully

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