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Definition of Preserve

Preserve

  1. To keep or save from injury or destruction; to guard or defend from evil, harm, danger, etc.; to protect.
  2. To save from decay by the use of some preservative substance, as sugar, salt, etc.; to season and prepare for remaining in a good state, as fruits, meat, etc.; as, to preserve peaches or grapes.
  3. To maintain throughout; to keep intact; as, to preserve appearances; to preserve silence.
  4. To make preserves.
  5. To protect game for purposes of sport.
  6. That which is preserved; fruit, etc., seasoned and kept by suitable preparation; esp., fruit cooked with sugar; -- commonly in the plural.
  7. A place in which game, fish, etc., are preserved for purposes of sport, or for food.

Preserve Quotations

The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom.
John Locke

Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
Henry David Thoreau

Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to preserve it. Has it ever been said that a man who throws himself out the window to escape from a fire is guilty of suicide?
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.
Humphry Davy

Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it.
John Adams
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Preserve Translations

preserve in Afrikaans is inmaak, bewaar
preserve in Danish is beholde
preserve in Dutch is inleggen, inmaken, konfijten
preserve in French is confire, confisons, confisent, confisez, conserver
preserve in German is bewahren
preserve in Italian is mantenere
preserve in Latin is reservo
preserve in Spanish is preservar, confitura