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1‘the oil helps to preserve the wood’
conserve, protect, maintain, care for, take care of, look after, save, safeguard, keep
2‘the employers wished to preserve the status quo’
continue, conserve, keep up, keep alive, keep going, maintain, continue with, uphold, sustain, prolong, perpetuate
3‘she wanted to preserve him from harassment’
guard, protect, keep, defend, safeguard, secure, shelter, shield, screen, watch over
4‘spices enabled us to preserve food’
conserve, bottle, tin, can, pot, chill, freeze, freeze-dry, quick-freeze, dry, desiccate, dehydrate
cure, smoke, kipper, salt, pickle, marinate, souse, corn, jelly, candy
jam, jelly, marmalade, conserve, confection
North American dulce
2‘high culture remains the preserve of an educated middle-class minority’
domain, area, field, sphere, orbit, arena, realm, province, speciality, specialism, territory, department
informal thing, turf, bailiwick
3‘an animal preserve’
sanctuary, reserve, reservation, game reserve
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