Synonyms of reserve in English:

reserve


See definition of reserve

verb

1‘ask your newsagent to reserve you a copy’

SYNONYMS
put to one side, put aside, set aside, lay aside, keep back
keep, save, hold, keep in reserve, hold back, retain, conserve, preserve, put away, withhold, earmark
informal hang on to
ANTONYMS

use up

2‘that evening, he reserved a table at Chez Jacques’

SYNONYMS
book, make a reservation for, order, arrange in advance, arrange for, prearrange for, secure
charter, hire
informal bag
dated engage
rare bespeak

3‘the management reserves the right to alter the advertised programme if necessary’

SYNONYMS
retain, keep, hold, secure

4‘I'd advise you to reserve your judgement on him until you get to know him a little better’

SYNONYMS
defer, postpone, put off, delay, withhold
North American take something under advisement

noun

1‘Harriet had used up some of her precious reserves of petrol for this journey’

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stock, store, supply, stockpile, reservoir, pool, fund, bank, accumulation
hoard, cache

2‘the men were stationed as a central reserve ready to be transported wherever necessary’

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backup
reinforcements, extras, auxiliaries

3‘a 2,500 acre nature reserve’

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national park, animal sanctuary, preserve, reservation, conservation area
safari park
Australian, New Zealand conservation park

4‘Carrie found it very difficult to penetrate his reserve’

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reticence, self-restraint, restraint, self-containment
uncommunicativeness, unwillingness to open up, unapproachability, detachment, distance, remoteness, coolness, lack of warmth, aloofness, stand-offishness, constraint, formality, guardedness, unresponsiveness, secretiveness, taciturnity, silence
shyness, diffidence, timidity, self-effacement, inhibitedness, inhibition
coldness, frigidity
froideur
ANTONYMS

friendliness, openness, approachability

5‘she trusted him without reserve’

SYNONYMS
reservation, qualification, condition, limitation, proviso
hesitation, doubt, qualm, scruple

adjective

1‘United's reserve goalkeeper’

SYNONYMS
substitute, stand-in, second-string, relief, replacement, fallback, emergency
in reserve, spare, extra, auxiliary, secondary

Phrases

    in reserve

    ‘the army had only one fresh regiment in reserve’


    SYNONYMS

    available, at hand, to hand, on hand, on call, ready, in readiness, for use when needed, set aside

    obtainable, accessible, at one's disposal, on tap

    spare