Antonyms for preserveprɪˈzɜrv
This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term preserve
a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone
"medicine is no longer a male preserve"
a reservation where animals are protected
conserve, preserve, conserves, preserves(verb)
fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve(verb)
keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
"preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"
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
conserve, preserve, maintain, keep up(verb)
keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
"We preserve these archeological findings"; "The old lady could not keep up the building"; "children must be taught to conserve our national heritage"; "The museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts"
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
to keep up and reserve for personal or special use
"She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"
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
prevent (food) from rotting
"preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh"
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
maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger
"May God keep you"
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
keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing
"preserve the forest and the lakes"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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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