preserve


preserve
pre·serve /pri-'zərv/ vt pre·served, pre·serv·ing
1: to keep safe from injury, harm, or destruction
expenses necessary to preserve the property
2 a: to keep valid, intact, or in existence (as pending a proceeding)
the right of a trial by jury shall be preservedU.S. Constitution amend. VII
the dismissal of a chapter 7 case...reinstates certain transfers voided or preserved in the case — J. H. Williamson
b: to maintain for use or consideration at a later time esp. by keeping a record of
deposed the witness to preserve her testimony
a party has the option of preserving the objection raised — J. H. Friedenthal et al.
pres·er·va·tion /ˌpre-zər-'vā-shən/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

preserve
I verb attend to, bolster, care for, champion, cherish, condire, conservare, conserve, continue, cure, defend, economize, ensconce, ensure, favor, foster, give support, guard, harbor, haven, hoard, house, husband, insure, keep, keep alive, keep from harm, keep intact, keep safe, keep sound, keep under cover, keep up, keep watch over, lend support, look after, maintain, mind, minister to, nourish, patronize, perpetuate, prolong, promote, protect, protect from injury, provide for, provide sanctuary, put away, reinforce, rescue, safeguard, save, screen, secure, servare, shelter, shield, shield from danger, shield from injury, spare, stand behind, support, sustain, sustinere, take care of, tend, treasure, tueri, uphold, watch, watch over associated concepts: preserve one's rights, preserve records, preserve the peace II index adhere (maintain loyalty), conserve, continue (prolong), ensconce, fund, harbor, hoard, hold (possess), keep (shelter), maintain (sustain), perpetuate, prolong, protect, protection, record, rescue, reserve, retain (keep in possession), save (conserve), sustain (prolong), uphold

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • Preserve — Pre*serve , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Preserved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Preserving}.] [F. pr[ e]server, from L. prae before + servare to save, preserve; cf. L. praeservare to observe beforehand. See {Serve}.] 1. To keep or save from injury or destruction;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • preserve — [prē zʉrv′, prizʉrv′] vt. preserved, preserving [ME preserven < MFr preserver < ML praeservare, to preserve, protect < LL, to observe beforehand < L prae , PRE + servare: see OBSERVE] 1. to keep from harm, damage, danger, evil, etc.;… …   English World dictionary

  • préservé — préservé, ée (pré zèr vé, vée) part. passé. Préservé de tout contact avec les méchants. SUPPLÉMENT AU DICTIONNAIRE    PRÉSERVÉ. Ajoutez :    Les Préservées, filles qui se repentent de leurs fautes et se retirent dans une maison cloîtrée, Journ.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Preserve — Pre*serve , v. i. 1. To make preserves. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To protect game for purposes of sport. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Preserve — Pre*serve , n. 1. That which is preserved; fruit, etc., seasoned and kept by suitable preparation; esp., fruit cooked with sugar; commonly in the plural. [1913 Webster] 2. A place in which game, fish, etc., are preserved for purposes of sport, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • preserve — vb *save, conserve Analogous words: *rescue, deliver, redeem, ransom: protect, guard, safeguard (see DEFEND) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • preserve — [v] care for, maintain; continue bottle, can, conserve, cure, defend, evaporate, freeze, guard, keep, keep up, mothball*, mummify, perpetuate, pickle, process, protect, put up, refrigerate, retain, safeguard, save, season, secure, shelter, shield …   New thesaurus

  • preservé — Preservé, [preserv]ée. part …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • preserve — ► VERB 1) maintain in its original or existing state. 2) keep safe from harm or injury. 3) keep alive (a memory or quality). 4) treat (food) to prevent its decomposition. 5) prepare (fruit) for long term storage by boiling it with sugar. ► NOUN… …   English terms dictionary

  • preserve — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun (AmE) ⇨ See also ↑reserve ADJECTIVE ▪ forest, nature, wilderness, wildlife ▪ This land is protected as a wildlife preserve. ▪ game …   Collocations dictionary


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