Synonyms of save
1 rescueDictionary • She could have saved him from this final disaster.
rescue • Helicopters rescued nearly 20 people.
free • It will free us of a whole lot of debt.
release • He was released from custody the next day.
deliver • I thank God for delivering me from that pain.
recover • Rescue teams recovered a few more survivors from the rubble.
liberate • How committed is the leadership to liberating its people from poverty?
salvage • They studied flight recorders salvaged from the wreckage.
redeem • a new female spiritual force to redeem the world
come to someone's rescue
save the life of
extricate • Emergency workers tried to extricate the survivors from the wreckage.
save someone's bacon (British, informal)
2 keepDictionary • I thought we were saving money for a holiday.
store • storing away cash that will come in useful later on
hoard • They've begun to hoard food and gasoline.
keep up your sleeve (informal)
put aside for a rainy day
, blow (slang)
, use up
, fritter away
, be extravagant (with)
3 protectDictionary • a final attempt to save 40,000 jobs
protect • He vowed to protect her all the days of her life.
keep • We want to keep as many players as we can.
guard • Gunmen guarded homes near the cemetery.
preserve • We need to preserve the rainforests.
take care of
safeguard • international action to safeguard the ozone layer
conserve • an increase in US aid to help developing countries conserve their forests
4 budgetDictionary • The majority of people intend to save.
economize • We're going to have to economize on our spending from now on.
scrimp and save
retrench • Cuts in spending forced them to retrench.
tighten your belt (informal)
watch your pennies
draw in your horns
5 put asideDictionary • Scraps of material were saved, cut up and pieced together for quilts.
keep • She kept her money under the mattress.
reserve • Ask your newsagent to reserve your copy today.
collect • Two young girls were collecting firewood.
retain • They want to retain a strip 33ft wide on the eastern shore.
amass • We didn't enquire as to how he had amassed his fortune.
6 preventDictionary • This will save the expense and trouble of buying two pairs.
prevent • These methods prevent pregnancy.
avoid • He had to take emergency action to avoid a disaster.
avert • A fresh tragedy was narrowly averted yesterday.
forestall • They had done little to forestall the attack.
obviate (formal) • This would obviate the need for a surgical operation.
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amassIf you amass something such as money or information, you gradually get a lot of it.
• We didn't enquire as to how he had amassed his fortune.
avertIf you avert something unpleasant, you prevent it from happening.
• A fresh tragedy was narrowly averted yesterday.
avoidIf you avoid something unpleasant that might happen, you take action in order to prevent it from happening.
• He had to take emergency action to avoid a disaster.
Thesaurus for save from the Collins English Thesaurus
to rescue, preserve, or guard (a person or thing) from danger or harm