Translation of "preserve" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /prɪˈzɜːv/ us /prɪˈzɜrv/ present participle preserving, past tense and past participle preserved

to keep something the same or stop it from being destroyed

to preserve the rainforest

(Translation of “preserve” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /priˈzəːv/

to keep safe from harm

proteger, guardar
(May) Heaven preserve us from danger!

to keep in existence

They have managed to preserve many old documents.

to treat (food), eg by cooking it with sugar, so that it will not go bad

What is the best method of preserving raspberries?
preservation /pre-/ noun

the action of preserving or the state or process of being preserved

the preservation of the nation’s heritage.
preservative /-vətiv/ noun

something that preserves, especially that prevents food etc from going bad

a chemical preservative.

(Translation of “preserve” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)