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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/prɪˈz3ːrv/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/prɪˈzɝv/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(pri zûrv)

Inflections of 'preserve' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
preserves
v 3rd person singular
preserving
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
preserved
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
preserved
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: Verb: maintain
Synonyms:
maintain , keep up, care for, conserve, sustain , keep , tend , retain , foster , uphold , prolong, continue , protract, keep sth going, keep sth alive
Antonyms:
ignore , neglect , break , lose , abuse , wreck , be careless with, not look after
Sense: Verb: guard
Synonyms:
guard , protect , shield , save , defend , safeguard, shelter , keep sb/sth from harm, keep sb/sth safe, nurture , harbor , harbour (UK), support , take care of, look after, watch over, watch out for
Antonyms:
abandon , forget , ruin , destroy , attack , harm , injure , expose , punish , endanger, walk away from, leave exposed, compromise , jeopardize , give up
Sense: Verb: keep
Synonyms:
keep , save , conserve, store , keep sth fresh, keep sth intact, can , bottle , do up, seal up, cure , salt , pickle , put sth in brine, put sth in vinegar, tin , dry , sun-dry, smoke , freeze , refrigerate, cold-pack, dehydrate, embalm, mummify, vacuum-pack, freeze-dry
Antonyms:
use , consume , eat , drink , cook , waste , let spoil, let go stale, leave out, spend , squander , fritter away, give away
Sense: Noun: jam or jelly
Synonyms:
jam , jelly , marmalade, chutney, fruit preserve
Sense: Noun: area of interest
Synonyms:
area , field , domain , arena , sphere, department (informal), realm , space , field of endeavor, field of endeavour (UK)
Sense: Noun: a sanctuary for plants or animals
Synonyms:
sanctuary, reserve , reservation , wildlife park, game reserve, nature reserve, animal reserve, safari park

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