- 1. economy, saving, action
- usage: an act of economizing; reduction in cost; "it was a small economy to walk to work every day"; "there was a saving of 50 cents"
- 2. rescue, deliverance, delivery, saving, recovery, retrieval
- usage: recovery or preservation from loss or danger; "work is the deliverance of mankind"; "a surgeon's job is the saving of lives"
- 3. preservation, saving, protection
- usage: the activity of protecting something from loss or danger
- 1. salvage, salve, relieve, save, rescue, deliver
- usage: save from ruin, destruction, or harm
- 2. 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"
- 3. save, carry through, pull through, bring through
- usage: bring into safety; "We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack"
- 4. save
- usage: spend less; buy at a reduced price
- 5. save, lay aside, save up
- usage: accumulate money for future use; "He saves half his salary"
- 6. save, make unnecessary, prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid
- usage: make unnecessary an expenditure or effort; "This will save money"; "I'll save you the trouble"; "This will save you a lot of time"
- 7. deliver, redeem, save
- usage: save from sins
- 8. spare, save, refrain, forbear
- usage: refrain from harming
- 9. save, economize, economise, spend, expend, drop
- usage: spend sparingly, avoid the waste of; "This move will save money"; "The less fortunate will have to economize now"
- 10. keep open, hold open, keep, save, reserve, hold, book
- usage: retain rights to; "keep my job for me while I give birth"; "keep my seat, please"; "keep open the possibility of a merger"
- 11. write, save, record, tape
- usage: record data on a computer; "boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk"
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- 1. redemptive, redeeming(prenominal), saving(prenominal), good (vs. evil)
- usage: bringing about salvation or redemption from sin; "saving faith"; "redemptive (or redeeming) love"
- 2. saving, thrifty (vs. wasteful)
- usage: characterized by thriftiness; "wealthy by inheritance but saving by constitution"- Ellen Glasgow
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