Synonyms of preserve in English:

preserve


See definition of preserve

verb

1‘the oil helps to preserve the wood’

SYNONYMS
conserve, protect, maintain, care for, take care of, look after, save, safeguard, keep
ANTONYMS

damage, neglect

2‘the employers wished to preserve the status quo’

SYNONYMS
continue, conserve, keep up, keep alive, keep going, maintain, continue with, uphold, sustain, prolong, perpetuate
ANTONYMS

discontinue, abandon

3‘she wanted to preserve him from harassment’

SYNONYMS
guard, protect, keep, defend, safeguard, secure, shelter, shield, screen, watch over

4‘spices enabled us to preserve food’

SYNONYMS
conserve, bottle, tin, can, pot, chill, freeze, freeze-dry, quick-freeze, dry, desiccate, dehydrate
cure, smoke, kipper, salt, pickle, marinate, souse, corn, jelly, candy
embalm, mummify
ANTONYMS

consume, use


noun

1‘strawberry preserve’

SYNONYMS
jam, jelly, marmalade, conserve, confection
North American dulce
confiture

2‘high culture remains the preserve of an educated middle-class minority’

SYNONYMS
domain, area, field, sphere, orbit, arena, realm, province, speciality, specialism, territory, department
informal thing, turf, bailiwick

3‘an animal preserve’

SYNONYMS
sanctuary, reserve, reservation, game reserve