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1. preserve

verb. ['prəˈzɝːv, prɪˈzɝːv, priːˈzɝːv'] keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last.

Synonyms

  • go along
  • persevere
  • hold on
  • restart
  • keep up
  • sustain
  • bear on
  • prolong
  • go on
  • keep
  • mummify
  • persist
  • go forward
  • hold
  • hang on
  • resume
  • maintain
  • proceed
  • perpetuate
  • hang in
  • uphold
  • continue
  • carry on

Antonyms

  • exclude
  • start
  • uncover
  • detach

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Words that Rhyme with Preserve

  • underserve
  • conserve
  • observe
  • hors-d-oeuvre
  • deserve
  • unnerve
  • swerve
  • zurve
  • verve
  • nerve
  • mirv
  • merv
  • herve
  • d'oeuvre
  • curve
  • oeuvre
  • irve
  • irv

Example sentences of the word preserve


1. Verb, base form
Reapply wax every six months to preserve the wood and keep it from drying out.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The Hayman is the only facility on the island; the rest of the island is a nature preserve.

Quotes containing the word preserve


1. The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.
- Alfred North Whitehead

2. Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it.
- John Adams

3. To many, peace is what enables development and is critical in providing opportunities to young people. To some - especially those from regions involved in conflict - peacekeeping and efforts to preserve peace are absolutely vital in bringing prosperity and hope for the future.
- Kim Yuna

2. preserve

verb. ['prəˈzɝːv, prɪˈzɝːv, priːˈzɝːv'] to keep up and reserve for personal or special use.

Synonyms

  • save
  • economize
  • hold on
  • husband
  • enter
  • economise
  • conserve
  • keep
  • put down

Antonyms

  • waste
  • change
  • free
  • break

3. preserve

verb. ['prəˈzɝːv, prɪˈzɝːv, priːˈzɝːv'] keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction.

Synonyms

  • hold the line
  • embalm
  • keep
  • conserve
  • plastinate
  • keep up

Antonyms

  • enable
  • disagree
  • defy
  • surrender

4. preserve

noun. ['prəˈzɝːv, prɪˈzɝːv, priːˈzɝːv'] a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone.

Synonyms

  • sphere
  • area
  • arena
  • orbit
  • domain

Antonyms

  • stifle
  • shorten
  • dematerialize
  • dematerialise

5. preserve

verb. ['prəˈzɝːv, prɪˈzɝːv, priːˈzɝːv'] prevent (food) from rotting.

Synonyms

  • stay fresh
  • cook
  • fix
  • pickle
  • cure
  • desiccate
  • freeze-dry
  • refrigerate
  • keep
  • put up
  • can
  • ready
  • make
  • prepare
  • salt
  • conserve
  • tin
  • corn

Antonyms

  • go off
  • attack
  • admit
  • let

6. preserve

noun. ['prəˈzɝːv, prɪˈzɝːv, priːˈzɝːv'] a reservation where animals are protected.

Synonyms

  • reservation
  • shooting preserve

Antonyms

  • invalidate
  • negate
  • disprove

7. preserve

verb. ['prəˈzɝːv, prɪˈzɝːv, priːˈzɝːv'] keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing.

Synonyms

  • keep
  • maintain

Antonyms

  • behave
  • wet
  • hydrate

8. preserve

verb. ['prəˈzɝːv, prɪˈzɝːv, priːˈzɝːv'] maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger.

Synonyms

  • keep

Antonyms

  • unlock
  • unpin

9. preserve

noun. ['prəˈzɝːv, prɪˈzɝːv, priːˈzɝːv'] fruit preserved by cooking with sugar.

Synonyms

  • chowchow
  • apple butter
  • conserves
  • marmalade
  • jam
  • jelly
  • conserve
  • confiture
  • preserves
  • lemon curd

Antonyms

  • recede
  • refrain
  • allow
  • unclasp
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