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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

Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
Thomas Paine

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

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

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

Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.
Patrick Henry
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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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