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Synonyms of preserve in English:


  • 1 the oil helps to preserve the wood
    conserve, protect, maintain, care for, take care of, look after, save, safeguard, keep
    [Antonyms] damage, neglect
  • 2 the employers wished to preserve the status quo
    [Antonyms] discontinue, abandon
  • 3 she wanted to preserve him from harassment
  • 4 spices enabled us to preserve food I preserved the worm in alcohol
    conserve, bottle, tin, can, pot, chill, freeze, freeze-dry, quick-freeze, dry, desiccate, dehydrate;
    cure, smoke, kipper, salt, pickle, marinate, souse, corn, jelly, candy;
    embalm, mummify
    [Antonyms] consume, use
  • noun

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  • 1 strawberry preserve
    North American  dulce;
    French confiture
  • 2 high culture remains the preserve of an educated middle-class minority
  • 3 an animal preserve
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