Synonyms of preserve
1 maintainDictionary • We will do everything we can to preserve peace.
maintain • You should always maintain your friendships.
keep • We want to keep as many players as we can.
continue • Outside the hall, people continued their vigil.
retain • He retains a deep respect for the profession.
sustain • He has sustained his fierce social conscience.
prolong • He said foreign military aid was prolonging the war.
uphold • upholding the artist's right to creative freedom
perpetuate • This image is a myth perpetuated by the media.
, give up
2 protectDictionary • We need to preserve the rainforests.
protect • He vowed to protect her all the days of her life.
keep • She could just about afford to keep her five kids.
maintain • The house costs a fortune to maintain.
guard • Gunmen guarded homes near the cemetery.
defend • They defended themselves against some racist thugs.
shelter • A neighbour sheltered the boy for seven days.
shield • He shielded his head from the sun with an old sack.
safeguard • international action to safeguard the ozone layer
, turn out
, leave unprotected
3 keepDictionary • ginger preserved in syrup
save • a final attempt to save 40,000 jobs
store • chips for storing data
cure • Legs of pork were cured and smoked over the fire.
pickle • Herrings can be salted, smoked and pickled.
conserve • an increase in US aid to help developing countries conserve their forests
1 jamDictionary • jars of pear and blackberry preserves often plural
jam • The small fruits are excellent for jam or dessert.
2 areaDictionary • The conduct of foreign policy is largely the preserve of the president.
area • She wanted to be involved in every area of my life.
department (informal) • Sorry, I don't know - that's not my department.
field • They are both experts in their field.
territory • They deny that any of their territory is under rebel control.
province • Industrial research is the province of the Department of Trade and Industry.
arena • He has no intention of withdrawing from the political arena.
orbit • Eisenhower acknowledged that Hungary lay within the Soviet orbit.
sphere • the sphere of international politics
realm • the realm of politics
domain • This sort of information should be in the public domain.
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areaYou can use area to refer to a particular subject or topic, or to a particular part of a larger, more general situation or activity.
• She wanted to be involved in every area of my life.
arenaYou can refer to a field of activity, especially one where there is a lot of conflict or action, as an arena of a particular kind.
• He has no intention of withdrawing from the political arena.
conserveTo conserve something means to protect it from harm, loss, or change.
• an increase in US aid to help developing countries conserve their forests
Thesaurus for preserve from the Collins English Thesaurus
to keep safe from danger or harm; protect