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English definition of “reserve”

reserve

verb [T]     /rɪˈzɜːv/ US  /-ˈzɝːv/
B1 to keep something for a particular purpose or time : I reserve Mondays for tidying my desk and answering letters . These seats are reserved for the elderly and women with babies . I reserve judgment on this issue (= I won't give an opinion on it now) until we have more information .Keeping and storing things B1 If you reserve something such as a seat on an aircraft or a table at a restaurant , you arrange for it to be kept for your use: I reserved a double room at the Lamb Hotel . [+ two objects] If you get there early, reserve me a seat /reserve a seat for me.Making bookings and reservations
(Definition of reserve verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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