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English definition of “reserve”

reserve

verb [I/T]    /rɪˈzɜrv/
to keep something for a particular purpose or time: [T] He reserved the right to veto any future plans. If you reserve something such as a table in a restaurant or a room in a hotel, you arrange for it to be kept for your use at a later time: [I] It’s a popular restaurant, and you’ll have to reserve well in advance. [T] I’m sorry, this seat is reserved.
(Definition of reserve verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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