Synonyms of 'reserve'
I'll reserve a table for five.
2 put by
Ask your newsagent to reserve your copy today.
Strain and reserve the cooking liquor.
We want to keep as many players as we can.
Didn't it hold your attention?
a final attempt to save 40,000 jobs
Husbanding precious resources was part of rural life.
storing away cash that will come in useful later on
They want to retain a strip 33ft wide on the eastern shore.
ginger preserved in syrup
hang on to
an increase in US aid to help developing countries conserve their forests
People are stockpiling food for the coming winter.
They've begun to hoard food and gasoline.
The Court has reserved its judgement.
The country's reserves of petrol are running very low.
I handed over my store of chocolate biscuits.
He has an extraordinary fund of energy.
a stock of ammunition
The brain requires a constant supply of oxygen.
the body's short-term reservoir of energy
stockpiles of chemical weapons
a hoard of silver and jewels
A cache of weapons and explosives was found by the police.
monkeys at the wildlife reserve
I hope you'll overcome your reserve.
Eventually he overcame his shyness.
The court ruled that his silence should be entered as a plea of not guilty.
His modesty does him credit.
She didn't mind his reticence.
She seemed quite unaware of the sudden coolness of her friend's manner.
I committed myself without reserve.
Their demands were met with some reservations.
They were troubled and full of doubt.
There is genuine uncertainty about the party's future plans.
After some hesitation, he answered her question.
After months of indecision, they gave the go-ahead on Monday.
A trace of hesitancy showed in Dr Stockton's eyes.
The Prime Minister was pilloried for vacillation and weakness.
a squadron leader in the RAF military reserve
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If one thing is an alternative to another, the first can be found, used, or done instead of the second.
New treatments may provide an alternative to painkillers.
He was added to the squad as a backup.
Thesaurus for reserve from the Collins English Thesaurus
If something is reserved for a particular person or purpose, it is kept specially for that person or purpose.