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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

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

Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance - the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it; better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.
Thomas Carlyle

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

I pray God may preserve your health and life many years.
Junipero Serra

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
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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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