Translation of preserve in Spanish:


conservar, v.

Pronunciation /prɪˈzəːv//prəˈzərv/

transitive verb

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    • 1.1(keep from decay)

      (food) conservar
      (body/specimen/organ) conservar
      (organ/specimen/body) preservar
      (leather/wood) conservar
      • 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.
      • 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?
      • Candied ginger is ANOTHER preserved food; it's what sushi-eaters developed in Japan to keep their sushi fragrant.
      • 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.
      • These monasteries preserved the cultural riches of Greece and Rome, as well as the growing wisdom accumulated by the Church herself.
      • Cooks have been wielding spices for centuries, from preserving foods with them to masking smells and flavors in meats that were less than fresh.
      • It is a time not only to preserve the existing buildings but enhance the character of Bradford and provide complementary new architecture.
      • That Act gave the Corporation orders to maintain, improve and preserve the port.
      • Ways in which fresh food can be preserved for longer will also be examined during this experiment and, if successful, used on Earth.
      • 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.
      • Before the turn of the twentieth century, food was preserved in the springhouse.
      • 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.
      • In the past, he says, too much time and effort has been expended on maintaining and preserving bricks and mortar.
      • The ticket income is far from enough for them to maintain and preserve the gardens.
      • The museum opened in 1983 to pay tribute to the commitment of past firefighters and to preserve historic artefacts.
      • New buildings should preserve the existing environment while applying the latest science and materials.
      • The 218 flats are arranged in three blocks, set back from the road to preserve an existing belt of trees and minimise noise disturbance.
      • Hurricane victims can use ice to refrigerate food, preserve medicine, and cool off in the summer heat.
      • Others have argued that an obsession with preserving the past leads to an inability to think in a broader economic context.
      • 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.
      • The star rating indicates how cold the unit can be set and will indicate how long various foods can be preserved.
      • When I lived in California, land of eternal sunshine, preserving food by drying was virtually effortless.
      • Stemming from the Latin word marinus, or marine, the word refers to the seawater used to preserve food before the advent of refrigeration.
      • After the Royal Wedding in 1981 I even preserved the commemoration milk bottle tops for posterity.
      • 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.
      • Women preserved as much food as possible during the summer.
      • 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.
      • Should we freeze the site to preserve it for the historical record?
      • European airlines are very particular about hygiene and insist that food be preserved in accordance with the cold chain method.
      • With an already existing building the challenge is to personalize and humanize the existing spaces and to preserve those spaces that enhance community.
      • So, in order to preserve the cake, they doused it in the food sterilizer of choice… brandy.
      • You may, in the past, have preserved important letters - but how many emails from five years ago have you kept?
      • Every cottager kept a pig, which was killed in autumn and preserved to provide food through winter.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • There is, however, enough money available to maintain and preserve the mill in good working order.
      • Salting and smoking had long been known as methods for preserving foods over extended periods of time.
      • The place is immaculately preserved and frozen in time - somewhere in the early 20th century - and has been used as a film location.
      • Even though sugar helps preserve jellies and jams, molds can grow on the surface of these products.

    • 1.2Cooking

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

    • 1.3(maintain, keep)

      (building/writings/traditions) conservar
      (credibility/dignity) conservar
      (dignity/credibility) mantener
      • Even during the Civil War, when the Democrats were fighting to preserve slavery, limits were observed.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • They walked away from the fight to preserve their purity.
      • Fortunately, the idea of doing everything possible to preserve existing jobs was rejected.
      • Radio New Zealand is about maintaining and preserving our culture, our nation, and our society.
      • Clark's vision was of ‘an indestructible union of indestructible states’ that preserved the autonomy of local regional life.
      • Apart from that, financial stability had been preserved and conditions for growth of 5.3 per cent in the coming year had been created.
      • 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.
      • I mean, historically, universities fought very hard to preserve their independence and autonomy.
      • Existing rights are preserved by Section 55 (inserting Section 36A).
      • Conquering new markets while preserving existing ones threatens brand loyalty.
      • The 2001 Election preserved this state of affairs, and has probably made Labour's first two terms much easier.
      • The film will be a tribute dedicated to all American soldiers who have fought to preserve our freedoms and liberties here in America.
      • Scots women fought to preserve personal freedom and equality.
      • German aggression against Poland, the USSR, France, and Britain caused him to link the survival of democracy with preserving religious liberty.
      • His purpose in producing these was to preserve the existing structure of states in Germany and to confirm the security of Protestants in Germany.
      • One problem is that the system is geared toward preserving existing businesses while tying up new competitors with bureaucracy.
      • Yet, as after the First World War, there were also strong forces at work to preserve traditions and existing interests.

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    • 2.1literary (save, protect)

      heaven preserve us! ¡Dios nos ampare!
      • to preserve sb from sth proteger a algn de algo
      • How can western educators help preserve threatened languages?
      • This version is razor sharp, virtually flawless, preserving the film's extraordinary clarity and textured darkness.
      • The national monument is designed to resist age and to preserve the memory of its past, present, and future citizens.
      • It is wonderful how Rose has developed this resource and has preserved the memory of these bygone days.
      • 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.
      • Robert Clary, also a concentration camp survivor, talks about his work in preserving Holocaust memories during his commentary.
      • 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.
      • For Roach social memories are transmitted and preserved through bodily performances that accompany forms of travel, departure, and displacement.
      • Studies into how our brains retain information show that memories are stored and preserved along with the context in which they are experienced.
      • 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.
      • 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.

    • 2.2Sport

      (fish/game) proteger
      • Persons found in pursuit of game in the preserved areas will be prosecuted.
      • It's my opinion that some of our public land should be preserved as game preserves.
      • 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.
      • 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.


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    • 1.1(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

    • 1.2(restricted area)

      game preserve coto de caza masculine
      • wildlife preserve reserva de animales

  • 2

    • 2.1Cooking
      (jam, jelly)

      confitura feminine
      mermelada feminine
      • Cook until tender; add the cherry preserves and cook for two minutes.
      • I was so enthusiastic, in fact, that upon leaving I decided to buy my own jars of praline spread and raspberry preserves.
      • What is it about a hot cup of coffee that begs for a pastry coated with chocolate or filled with fruit preserves?
      • Fill a gift bag with a loaf of home-made bread, a jar of all-natural fruit preserves and some herbal tea.
      • After recently re-discovering the last two jars of her home-made preserve, Mrs Tomkins, 73, wanted to find out whether it was edible.
      • I feel hungry, so I make us fruit preserve sandwiches while she tells me about her mission.
      • They need to be combined with sugar and made into some kind of preserve, like the traditional rowan jelly often served with roast venison, wood pigeon or wild duck.
      • I used a homemade raspberry and red currant preserve from last summer - delicious!
      • He then opened a jar of cherry preserve, spooned some out, and put it in his mouth.
      • However, the preserve we now recognize as jam is a relatively modern descendant of all the rather solid fruit and sugar conserves, preserves, and marmalades of the 17th and 18th centuries.
      • Born in Dundee, Scotland, he was a member of the wealthy Keiller family, well known amongst other things for their marmalade and preserves.
      • Seven Irish companies displayed a range of their products, including hand-made chocolates, chewing gum, preserves, sugar confectionery and potato snacks.
      • He has infused raw excitement and energy into golf, and elevated it from the clubby, elite preserve of conservative, white males to global popularity.
      • On Thursday one mother arrived with a jar of a Russian fruit preserve that was her son's favourite food.
      • Place in freezer. in a small mixing bowl, combine peach preserves and orange marmalade.

    • 2.2British Cooking
      (fruit in syrup)

      conserva feminine