Translation of preserve in Spanish:


conservar, v.

Pronunciation: /prɪˈzəːv//prəˈzərv/

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(keep from decay)

      (food) conservar
      (body/specimen/organ) conservar
      (body/specimen/organ) preservar
      (leather/wood) conservar
      • This is even more true in the hot climate of South Asia, and salt is also vital for preserving food if you don't have refrigeration.
      • New buildings should preserve the existing environment while applying the latest science and materials.
      • Limit your aerobic activity to three or four times a week, and not more than 40 minutes a session, if you want to preserve your existing muscle mass.
      • The manner in which she looked after the roadside near her home was a credit to a woman who took tremendous pride and satisfaction in maintaining and preserving our environment.
      • Candied ginger is ANOTHER preserved food; it's what sushi-eaters developed in Japan to keep their sushi fragrant.
      • Her gifts of food were an expression of her love - whether she grew it, baked it, pickled or preserved it, we were all to share it.
      • When I lived in California, land of eternal sunshine, preserving food by drying was virtually effortless.
      • You may, in the past, have preserved important letters - but how many emails from five years ago have you kept?
      • Stemming from the Latin word marinus, or marine, the word refers to the seawater used to preserve food before the advent of refrigeration.
      • It is a time not only to preserve the existing buildings but enhance the character of Bradford and provide complementary new architecture.
      • Ways in which fresh food can be preserved for longer will also be examined during this experiment and, if successful, used on Earth.
      • After the Royal Wedding in 1981 I even preserved the commemoration milk bottle tops for posterity.
      • Salting and smoking had long been known as methods for preserving foods over extended periods of time.
      • There is, however, enough money available to maintain and preserve the mill in good working order.
      • The record office provides a window on Wiltshire and Swindon's past by preserving many thousands of documents produced by individuals and organisations in their day-to-day lives down the centuries.
      • The star rating indicates how cold the unit can be set and will indicate how long various foods can be preserved.
      • That Act gave the Corporation orders to maintain, improve and preserve the port.
      • Hurricane victims can use ice to refrigerate food, preserve medicine, and cool off in the summer heat.
      • The place is immaculately preserved and frozen in time - somewhere in the early 20th century - and has been used as a film location.
      • It is used also in preserving food; pork or fish may be preserved in brine.
      • Systems of drying and preserving food were researched and refined.
      • These monasteries preserved the cultural riches of Greece and Rome, as well as the growing wisdom accumulated by the Church herself.
      • Before the turn of the twentieth century, food was preserved in the springhouse.
      • Should we freeze the site to preserve it for the historical record?
      • Cooks have been wielding spices for centuries, from preserving foods with them to masking smells and flavors in meats that were less than fresh.
      • But as the industrial towns doubled and redoubled in size, the need for action to provide open spaces and to preserve existing commons became obvious.
      • With an already existing building the challenge is to personalize and humanize the existing spaces and to preserve those spaces that enhance community.
      • The museum opened in 1983 to pay tribute to the commitment of past firefighters and to preserve historic artefacts.
      • So, in order to preserve the cake, they doused it in the food sterilizer of choice… brandy.
      • In the past, he says, too much time and effort has been expended on maintaining and preserving bricks and mortar.
      • I am passionate about food, my particular interests in my pub being both traditional English fare and the methods used for preserving food and enhancing its flavour.
      • European airlines are very particular about hygiene and insist that food be preserved in accordance with the cold chain method.
      • Women preserved as much food as possible during the summer.
      • Every cottager kept a pig, which was killed in autumn and preserved to provide food through winter.
      • Nearly all food can be preserved as we have noticed in the major retail shops which stock for instance imported bottled mango chunks all year round.
      • Others have argued that an obsession with preserving the past leads to an inability to think in a broader economic context.
      • The ticket income is far from enough for them to maintain and preserve the gardens.
      • What about the reverse situation, where the public wants to preserve an existing building rather than require the inclusion of certain aesthetic features in new ones?
      • The 218 flats are arranged in three blocks, set back from the road to preserve an existing belt of trees and minimise noise disturbance.
      • Even though sugar helps preserve jellies and jams, molds can grow on the surface of these products.

    • 1.2Cooking

      (fruit/vegetables) hacer conserva de
      (vegetables/fruit) poner en conserva
      • Often these fruits are preserved after the harvest, providing a constant supply of compote year round.
      • There's no better fruit preserve I know of - and you could be enjoying the very first jar just a few hours from now.
      • The nuts and preserved fruit were wrapped in a light and crisp crust, but it seemed a little too sweet after such a meaty main course.
      • They all consist of fruits preserved mostly by means of sugar and they are thickened or jellied to some extent.
      • The Victorians adored sweets and ate far more fruit preserves than we do today.

    • 1.3(maintain, keep)

      (building/traditions/writings) conservar
      (credibility/dignity) conservar
      (credibility/dignity) mantener
      • German aggression against Poland, the USSR, France, and Britain caused him to link the survival of democracy with preserving religious liberty.
      • In this situation, it seems to me to be even more important to preserve the existing relationship between the stables and the surrounding agricultural land.
      • Existing rights are preserved by Section 55 (inserting Section 36A).
      • His purpose in producing these was to preserve the existing structure of states in Germany and to confirm the security of Protestants in Germany.
      • The 2001 Election preserved this state of affairs, and has probably made Labour's first two terms much easier.
      • Conquering new markets while preserving existing ones threatens brand loyalty.
      • Yet, as after the First World War, there were also strong forces at work to preserve traditions and existing interests.
      • Scots women fought to preserve personal freedom and equality.
      • Radio New Zealand is about maintaining and preserving our culture, our nation, and our society.
      • Both men decided to use their position of power to stage a demonstration that stirred the intense passion of a large group of supporters and made them feel deeply invested in preserving the new state of affairs.
      • The Commissions' draft bill aims to preserve the existing level of consumer protection in a single, clear and accessible statute, with guidelines on how to decide whether a contract term is unfair.
      • Clark's vision was of ‘an indestructible union of indestructible states’ that preserved the autonomy of local regional life.
      • Even during the Civil War, when the Democrats were fighting to preserve slavery, limits were observed.
      • I mean, historically, universities fought very hard to preserve their independence and autonomy.
      • Apart from that, financial stability had been preserved and conditions for growth of 5.3 per cent in the coming year had been created.
      • One problem is that the system is geared toward preserving existing businesses while tying up new competitors with bureaucracy.
      • They walked away from the fight to preserve their purity.
      • The film will be a tribute dedicated to all American soldiers who have fought to preserve our freedoms and liberties here in America.
      • The countries are not necessarily members of the EU, but work together to promote the interests of journalists involved in European affairs as well as preserving the freedom of the press.
      • Fortunately, the idea of doing everything possible to preserve existing jobs was rejected.

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    • 2.1literary (save, protect)

      heaven preserve us! ¡Dios nos ampare!
      • to preserve sb from sth proteger a algn de algo
      • The national monument is designed to resist age and to preserve the memory of its past, present, and future citizens.
      • Research has shown that minutes, hours or days after an experience, memory preserves a relatively detailed record, allowing us to reproduce the past with reasonable if not perfect accuracy.
      • Studies into how our brains retain information show that memories are stored and preserved along with the context in which they are experienced.
      • How can western educators help preserve threatened languages?
      • It is not just memory that he is preserving, it is the transcendent moments in which what has been lost is, if only for a moment, restored.
      • This version is razor sharp, virtually flawless, preserving the film's extraordinary clarity and textured darkness.
      • Language always helps its people to have a sense of continuity with their own past, the dreams and achievements of a people through history that have been preserved as memory.
      • This marked the end of Diamant's short life with Kafka, but she would spend the rest of her days preserving his memory.
      • Brady, a Holocaust survivor, has become an international speaker dedicated to preserving the memory of his sister by sharing the incredible story behind Hana's Suitcase.
      • For Roach social memories are transmitted and preserved through bodily performances that accompany forms of travel, departure, and displacement.
      • It is wonderful how Rose has developed this resource and has preserved the memory of these bygone days.
      • Even today it's still a shock to see the insignia on the headstones in this context - sixty years of war films have preserved its sense of menace.
      • Robert Clary, also a concentration camp survivor, talks about his work in preserving Holocaust memories during his commentary.

    • 2.2Sport

      (fish/game) proteger
      • Persons found in pursuit of game in the preserved areas will be prosecuted.
      • The intent was to redirect some of the hunters' energy from shooting game to caring for it, thereby preserving enough game to satisfy increasing numbers of hunters.
      • It's my opinion that some of our public land should be preserved as game preserves.
      • Another point is that there is regional variation which we see as rather important, so, for example, you see that preserving game stock is different in different places.


  • 1

    (exclusive privilege, sphere)
    this is the preserve of experts esto es del dominio exclusivo de los expertos
    • that profession is a male preserve esa profesión es terreno vedado a las mujeres
  • 2

    (restricted area)
    game preserve vedado de caza masculine
    • wildlife preserve reserva de animales
  • 3

    (jam, jelly)
    confitura feminine
    mermelada feminine
  • 4British

    (fruit in syrup)
    conserva feminine