Spanish translation of 'preserve'
1. (= keep in existence)
[endangered species, jobs, language] proteger ⧫ preservar
[customs, silence, reputation] conservar ⧫ mantener
[sense of humour, memory] conservar
we will do everything to preserve (the) peace haremos todo lo posible por mantener la paz
as a doctor, it was my duty to preserve life como médico, era mi deber salvar vidas
to preserve sb’s anonymity mantener a algn en el anonimato
2. (= keep from decay)
[object, environment, meat] conservar
perfectly preserved medieval houses casas fpl medievales en perfecto estado
to preserve one’s looks conservar el atractivo
to preserve the status quo mantener el statu quo
the body was preserved in ice el cuerpo se conservaba en hielosee also aspic, well-preserved
3. (especially British) (Cookery)
(= bottle, pickle etc)
[fruit] hacer conservas de
[meat, fish] conservar
peppers and chillies may be preserved in oil los pimientos y los chiles se pueden conservar en aceite
to preserve sth in salt conservar algo en sal
4. (= protect)
a. (gen) proteger
to preserve sth from/against sth proteger algo de algo
paint the metal to preserve it from corrosion pinte el metal para protegerlo de la corrosión
b. (in prayers, wishes)
may God preserve you que Dios os ampare
God or Heaven or saints preserve us! ¡que Dios nos ampare!
heaven preserve us from little boys (humorous) que Dios nos proteja de los niños
5. (for private hunting, fishing)
(= jam) mermelada f ⧫ confitura f
(= bottled fruit, chutney) conserva f
damson preserve mermelada f or confitura f de ciruela damascena
3. (= restricted area)
b. (figurative) dominio m
banking has remained almost exclusively a male preserve la banca sigue siendo casi exclusivamente del dominio masculino
they are poaching on my preserve están invadiendo mi terreno
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Example Sentences Including 'preserve'
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After light refreshments of fruits and preserves, there were fireworks over the lake.CHRISTINA QUEEN OF SWEDEN: The Restless Life of a European Eccentric (2004)
More telling is that it held back on paying a special dividend to preserve cash to make acquisitions.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They shouldn't just be the preserve of people from the West.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
But it's no longer the preserve of celebs and sports stars.The Sun (2016)
She agrees that many middle-aged women can't be bothered anymore and that this is largely the preserve of twentysomethings.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The film offers a vivid insight into a perfectly preserved Roman town.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The gadget takes moisture from food to help preserve it and enhance flavours.The Sun (2013)
They were pretty much the preserve of undemanding male audiences.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Wealth management is no longer the preserve of the very wealthy.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
It is then that the skippers who have managed their time and preserved their energy most efficiently will benefit.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
They think these games, or at least certain roles within them, should be an exclusive male preserve.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Flying is no longer the preserve of the rich - and the lowest fare always wins.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Over the centuries, what was originally a royal hunting preserve has been carved up and served out.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Serve the soup in bowls with the preserved lemon sprinkled over the top.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The shampoo will also preserve and protect your colour.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We covered the backing vocals in one take, preserving the immediacy of the live concert.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Present in vinegar which thereby can be used to preserve or pickle foods.The Dictionary of Nutritional Health (1986)
And you may give them only warm and fuzzy video games to preserve their minds.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Intense cold has ensured that the planes have been preserved in good condition but has also made them almost inaccessible.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Keep dairy, preserves and dressings at the top.The Sun (2017)
Salt can also play an important part in preserving food.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Should we keep struggling to preserve this most splendid of cities?Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The conventional option was the decisive and effective one in preserving the status quo and the peace.Preventing World War III - A Realistic Grand Strategy (1988)
The research is part of growing evidence pointing to the importance of an active group life in preserving mental and physical health.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
This is the role of "rescue archaeology", not to protect or preserve.Remaking Planning: the politics of urban change in the Thatcher years (1989)
This replacement approach has been used very successfully to maintain and preserve our English medieval cathedrals on a continuous basis since they were built.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Waste collection has long been the preserve of local government.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We just wanted to preserve our group.Christianity Today (2000)
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'preserve' in Other Languages
British English: preserve VERB
situation If you preserve a situation or condition, you make sure that it remains as it is, and does not change or end.
We will do everything to preserve peace.
British English: preserve VERB
food If you preserve food, you treat it in order to prevent it from decaying so that you can store it for a long time.
I like to make puree, using only enough sugar to preserve the plums.
Translation of preserve from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary