Preserve

  • 21preserve — {{11}}preserve (n.) fruit preserved with sugar, c.1600, from PRESERVE (Cf. preserve) (v.). Sense of protected place for animals or plants (a sense more properly belonging to conserve) is from 1807. {{12}}preserve (v.) late 14c., from O.Fr.… …

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  • 22preserve — 1 verb (T) 1 to save something or someone from being harmed or destroyed: I think these traditional customs should be preserved. | The wreck was preserved by the muddy sea bed. | preserve sb/sth from sth: They were determined to preserve their… …

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  • 23preserve — 1. verb 1) oil helps preserve wood Syn: conserve, protect, maintain, care for, look after 2) they wish to preserve the status quo Syn: continue (with), conserve, keep going, maintain, uphold, sustain …

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  • 24preserve — [c]/prəˈzɜv / (say pruh zerv) verb (preserved, preserving) –verb (t) 1. to keep alive or in existence; make lasting. 2. to keep safe from harm or injury; save. 3. to keep up; maintain. 4. to keep possession of; retain: to preserve one s composure …

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  • 25preserve — 1. verb 1) oil preserves the wood Syn: conserve, protect, maintain, care for, look after 2) the wish to preserve the status quo Syn: continue (with), conserve, keep going, maintain, uphold …

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  • 26preserve*/ — [prɪˈzɜːv] verb [T] I 1) to take care of something in order to prevent it from being harmed or destroyed The society works to preserve historic buildings.[/ex] 2) to keep food fresh for a long time, for example by adding salt or chemicals to it… …

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  • 27preserve — 1. noun [pɹɪˈsɜɹv/ a) a sweet spread made of any of a variety of berries b) a nature preserve Syn: jam, jelly, marmalade 2. verb [pɹɪˈsɜɹv/ …

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  • 28preserve — See game preserve; private preserve …

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  • 29preserve — I. verb (preserved; preserving) Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin praeservare, from Late Latin, to observe beforehand, from Latin prae + servare to keep, guard, observe more at conserve Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to keep… …

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  • 30Preserve — The word preserve may refer to:* Fruit preserves, a type of sweet spread or condiment * Nature Reserve, an area of importance for wildlife, flora, fauna or other special interest, usually protected * A 2004 compilation involving the band Wow… …

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  • 31preserve — [14] The serve of preserve comes from Latin servāre ‘keep safe’ (no relation to servīre ‘serve’, but source also of English conserve, observe, and reserve). Combination with prae ‘before’ produced medieval Latin praeservāre ‘guard beforehand,… …

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  • 32preserve — [14] The serve of preserve comes from Latin servāre ‘keep safe’ (no relation to servīre ‘serve’, but source also of English conserve, observe, and reserve). Combination with prae ‘before’ produced medieval Latin praeservāre ‘guard beforehand,… …

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  • 33preserve — сохранять; консервировать preserve in brine консервировать мокрым посолом …

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  • 34PRESERVE — Prospective Randomized Enalapril Study Evaluating Regression of Ventricular Enlargement * * * pre·serve pri zərv vt, pre·served; pre·serv·ing 1) to keep alive, intact, or free from decay 2) to keep or save from decomposition …

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  • 35preserve — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To guard] Syn. protect, shield, save; see defend 2 . 2. [To maintain] Syn. keep up, care for, conserve; see maintain 3 . 3. [To keep] Syn. can, conserve, process, save, put up, put down, souse, store, cure, bottle, do up,… …

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  • 36preserve — pre·serve || prɪ zÉœrv / zɜːv n. nature reserve, area of land set aside to protect natural resources and wildlife v. guard, keep safe; keep, conserve; defend, protect; perpetuate, make everlasting …

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  • 37preserve — perverse …

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  • 38preserve — verb 1》 maintain in its original or existing state.     ↘keep alive (a memory or quality). 2》 keep safe from harm or injury. 3》 treat (food) to prevent its decomposition.     ↘prepare (fruit) for long term storage by boiling it with sugar. noun… …

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  • 39preserve — I. v. a. 1. Keep, guard, protect, defend, secure, shield, save. 2. Maintain, uphold, sustain, guard, keep. 3. Conserve, keep sound, save from decay. II. n. 1. Sweetmeat, confect, confection, comfit, confit, confiture, jam, conserve, jelly,… …

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  • 40preserve — v 1. keep alive, conserve, sustain; reserve, save, spare; keep; keep going, extend, lengthen, perpetuate, prolong; maintain, keep up, continue, uphold. 2. keep safe, save, safeguard, shelter, shield, screen; guard, watch over, protect, defend;… …

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