conserve

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun
Verb

Etymology[edit]

From Old French conserver, from Latin conservare (to keep, preserve), from com- (intensive prefix) + servo (keep watch, maintain). See also observe.

Noun[edit]

conserve (plural conserves)

  1. Wilderness where human development is prohibited.
  2. A jam or thick syrup made from fruit.
    • Tatler
      I shall [] study broths, plasters, and conserves, till from a fine lady I become a notable woman.
  3. (obsolete) A medicinal confection made of freshly gathered vegetable substances mixed with finely powdered refined sugar.
  4. (obsolete) A conservatory.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Evelyn to this entry?)

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Verb[edit]

conserve (third-person singular simple present conserves, present participle conserving, simple past and past participle conserved)

  1. (transitive) To save for later use, sometimes by the use of a preservative.
    to conserve fruits with sugar
    • Strype
      the amity which [] they meant to conserve and maintain with the emperor
  2. (transitive) To protect an environment.
  3. (physics, chemistry, intransitive) To remain unchanged during a process

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

conserve f (plural conserves)

  1. canned foods

Verb[edit]

conserve

  1. first-person singular present indicative of conserver
  2. third-person singular present indicative of conserver
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of conserver
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of conserver
  5. second-person singular imperative of conserver

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

conserve f

  1. plural form of conserva

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

conserve

  1. vocative singular of conservus

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

conserve

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of conservar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of conservar
  3. first-person singular imperative of conservar
  4. third-person singular imperative of conservar

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

conserve

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of conservar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of conservar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of conservar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of conservar.