Antonyms for preserveprɪˈzɜrv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. preserve(noun)

    a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone

    Synonyms:
    preserves, conserve, conserves

  2. preserve(noun)

    a reservation where animals are protected

    Synonyms:
    preserves, conserve, conserves

  3. conserve, preserve, conserves, preserves(verb)

    fruit preserved by cooking with sugar

    Synonyms:
    preserves, conserve, preserve, conserves

  4. continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve(verb)

    keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last

    Synonyms:
    touch, stay on, retain, conserve, act up, pertain, come to, remain, continue, concern, impact, persist in, go forward, refer, extend, deal, uphold, keep, proceed, keep up, go along, affect, go on, save, relate, touch on, preserve, push, bear on, stay, conduct, bear upon, keep on, cover, have-to doe with, maintain, carry on

  5. conserve, preserve, maintain, keep up(verb)

    keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction

    Synonyms:
    follow, asseverate, carry on, keep, conserve, economise, observe, economize, hold, husband, sustain, defend, assert, wield, uphold, maintain, keep up, keep abreast, exert, bear on, preserve, continue, save, prolong

  6. save, preserve(verb)

    to keep up and reserve for personal or special use

    Synonyms:
    save up, relieve, keep up, deliver, carry on, bring through, keep, spare, redeem, save, economize, economise, salve, salvage, carry through, uphold, pull through, lay aside, write, make unnecessary, maintain, hold open, preserve, conserve, continue, keep open, bear on

  7. preserve, keep(verb)

    prevent (food) from rotting

    Synonyms:
    go along, keep on, celebrate, hold open, stay fresh, go on, carry on, keep, conserve, hold back, hold, hold on, prevent, keep up, retain, keep open, uphold, keep back, proceed, maintain, restrain, observe, bear on, preserve, sustain, continue, save

  8. keep, preserve(verb)

    maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger

    Synonyms:
    go along, keep on, go on, carry on, uphold, restrain, hold back, observe, keep, save, hold, hold on, prevent, keep up, conserve, retain, bear on, keep back, sustain, maintain, keep open, celebrate, hold open, preserve, proceed, continue, stay fresh

  9. preserve(verb)

    keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing

    Synonyms:
    keep up, maintain, uphold, save, carry on, continue, bear on, keep, conserve

Wiktionary

  1. preserve(noun)

    Synonyms:
    jam, marmalade, jelly

  2. preserve(noun)

    To protect; to keep; to maintain the condition of.

    Synonyms:
    marmalade, jelly, jam

  3. preserve(noun)

    a nature preserve

    Synonyms:
    jelly, jam, marmalade

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. preserve

    Keep, signifying generally to have and retain in possession, is the terse, strong Saxon term for many acts which are more exactly discriminated by other words. We keep, observe, or celebrate a festival; we keep or hold a prisoner in custody; we keep or preserve silence, keep the peace, preserve order — preserve being the more formal word; we keep or maintain a horse, a servant, etc.; a man supports his family; we keep or obey a commandment; keep or fulfil a promise. In the expressions to keep a secret, keep one's own counsel, keep faith, or keep the faith, such words as preserve or maintain could not be substituted without loss. A person keeps a shop or store, conducts or carries on a business; he keeps or carries a certain line of goods; we may keep or restrain one from folly, crime, or violence; we keep from or refrain from evil, ourselves. Keep in the sense of guard or defend implies that the defense is effectual. Compare CELEBRATE; RESTRAIN.

    Synonyms:
    carry, carry on, celebrate, conduct, defend, detain, fulfil, guard, hold, keep, maintain, obey, observe, protect, refrain, restrain, retain, support, sustain, withhold

    Preposition:
    Keep in hand, in mind, in or within the house; from evil; out of mischief; keep to the subject; keep for a person, an occasion, etc.

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