Synonyms of reserve


1. modesty, reserve, propriety, properness, correctitude

usage: formality and propriety of manner

2. reserve, backlog, stockpile, accumulation

usage: something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose

3. substitute, reserve, second-stringer, athlete, jock

usage: an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced

4. reserve, indefinite quantity

usage: (medicine) potential capacity to respond in order to maintain vital functions

5. reservation, reserve, administrative district, administrative division, territorial division

usage: a district that is reserved for particular purpose

6. military reserve, reserve, military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine

usage: armed forces that are not on active duty but can be called in an emergency

7. reserve, reticence, taciturnity, uncommunicativeness

usage: the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary


1. reserve, withhold, keep back

usage: hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency; "they held back their applause in anticipation"

2. allow, appropriate, earmark, set aside, reserve, assign, allot, portion

usage: give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your research"; "She sets aside time for meditation every day"

3. reserve, request, bespeak, call for, quest

usage: obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance; "We managed to reserve a table at Maxim's"

4. reserve, hold, book, request, bespeak, call for, quest

usage: 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"

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Definition and meaning of reserve (Dictionary)