- 1. preserve, sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arena
- usage: a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone; "medicine is no longer a male preserve"
- 2. preserve, reservation, reserve
- usage: a reservation where animals are protected
- 3. conserve, preserve, conserves, preserves, confiture
- usage: fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
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- 1. continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve, keep, maintain, hold
- usage: 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"
- 2. conserve, preserve, maintain, keep up, keep
- usage: 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"
- 3. save, preserve, keep, hold on
- usage: to keep up and reserve for personal or special use; "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"
- 4. preserve, keep, cook, fix, ready, make, prepare
- usage: prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh"
- 5. keep, preserve, protect
- usage: maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger; "May God keep you"
- 6. preserve, keep, maintain, hold
- usage: keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing; "preserve the forest and the lakes"
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