Synonyms of preserve in English:

preserve


See definition of preserve

verb

1‘the oil helps to preserve the wood’

SYNONYMS

conserve, protect, maintain, care for, take care of, look after, save, safeguard, keep

ANTONYMS

damage, neglect

2‘the employers wished to preserve the status quo’

SYNONYMS

continue, conserve, keep up, keep alive, keep going, maintain, continue with, uphold, sustain, prolong, perpetuate

ANTONYMS

discontinue, abandon

3‘she wanted to preserve him from harassment’

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guard, protect, keep, defend, safeguard, secure, shelter, shield, screen, watch over

4‘spices enabled us to preserve food’

SYNONYMS

conserve, bottle, tin, can, pot, chill, freeze, freeze-dry, quick-freeze, dry, desiccate, dehydrate

cure, smoke, kipper, salt, pickle, marinate, souse, corn, jelly, candy

embalm, mummify

ANTONYMS

consume, use


noun

1‘strawberry preserve’

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jam, jelly, marmalade, conserve, confection

North American dulce

confiture

2‘high culture remains the preserve of an educated middle-class minority’

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domain, area, field, sphere, orbit, arena, realm, province, speciality, specialism, territory, department

informal thing, turf, bailiwick

3‘an animal preserve’

SYNONYMS

sanctuary, reserve, reservation, game reserve