Definition of 'preserve'
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Example sentences containing 'preserve'
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Waste collection has long been the preserve of local government. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Flying is no longer the preserve of the rich - and the lowest fare always wins. Times, Sunday Times (2017)But it's no longer the preserve of celebs and sports stars. The Sun (2016) Keep dairy, preserves and dressings at the top. The Sun (2017)They think these games, or at least certain roles within them, should be an exclusive male preserve. Times, Sunday Times (2016)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 shampoo will also preserve and protect your colour. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We just wanted to preserve our group. Christianity Today (2000)The gadget takes moisture from food to help preserve it and enhance flavours. The Sun (2013)And you may give them only warm and fuzzy video games to preserve their minds. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Wealth management is no longer the preserve of the very wealthy. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Salt can also play an important part in preserving food. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Serve the soup in bowls with the preserved lemon sprinkled over the top. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They were pretty much the preserve of undemanding male audiences. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Should we keep struggling to preserve this most splendid of cities? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Present in vinegar which thereby can be used to preserve or pickle foods. The Dictionary of Nutritional Health (1986)More telling is that it held back on paying a special dividend to preserve cash to make acquisitions. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is then that the skippers who have managed their time and preserved their energy most efficiently will benefit. 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)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)The film offers a vivid insight into a perfectly preserved Roman town. Times, Sunday Times (2013)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)We covered the backing vocals in one take, preserving the immediacy of the live concert. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is the role of "rescue archaeology", not to protect or preserve. Remaking Planning: the politics of urban change in the Thatcher years (1989)Over the centuries, what was originally a royal hunting preserve has been carved up and served out. Times, Sunday Times (2007)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)They shouldn't just be the preserve of people from the West. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'preserve'
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.
Definition of preserve from the Collins English Dictionary
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