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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

On Earth Day, we celebrate all the gifts the world and nature make available to us. We recognize our complete dependence on its bounty. And we acknowledge the need for good stewardship to preserve its fruits for future generations.
John Hoeven

It's one of the worst-kept secrets of family life that all parents have a preferred son or daughter, and the rules for acknowledging it are the same everywhere: The favored kids recognize their status and keep quiet about it - the better to preserve the good thing they've got going and to keep their siblings off their back.
Jeffrey Kluger

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

We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community - and this nation.
Cesar Chavez

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
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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
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