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Synonyms and Antonyms of save

  1. not including <everyone save me is going to the party> Synonyms apart from, aside from, bar, barring, beside, besides, but, except for, excluding, exclusive of, other than, outside, outside of, except, saving



Synonyms and Antonyms of save

  1. 1 to free from the penalties or consequences of sin <the Christian belief that Jesus lived and died to save humanity> Synonyms deliver, redeem Related Words reclaim, reform; forgive, pardon, remit, shrive; bless, hallow; consecrate, purify, sanctify

  2. 2 to remove from danger or harm <the firefighters managed to save the family just as the burning building was collapsing> Synonyms bail out, bring off, deliver, rescue Related Words salvage; emancipate, free, liberate, manumit, release; disentangle, extricate; recover Antonyms adventure, compromise, endanger, gamble (with), hazard, imperil, jeopardize, peril, risk, venture

  3. 3 to avoid unnecessary waste or expense <we'll have to scrimp and save to be able to afford college> Synonyms pinch, economize, scrimp, skimp, spareRelated Words conserve, husband, maintain, manage, preserve; scrape; cut back, cut down, retrench; hoard, lay upNear Antonyms blow, dissipate, fritter (away), lavish, misspend, run through, spend, squander, throw away; splurgeAntonyms waste

  4. 4 to keep in good condition <lovingly saved the classic car and even upgraded its engine> Synonyms conserve, keep up, preserve, maintainRelated Words service; support, sustain; care (for), husband, manage; defend, guard, protect, safeguard, screen, shield; cure, fix, heal, remedy; mend, patch, rebuild, reconstruct, rehabilitate, rejuvenate, restoreNear Antonyms disregard, ignore, neglect; break, damage, destroy, harm, hurt, impair, injure, ruin, wreck

  5. 5 to keep or intend for a special purpose <I'm saving this dress for a formal occasion> Synonyms allocate, consecrate, dedicate, earmark, give up (to), reserve, devote, set byRelated Words bless, hallow, sanctify; commit, confide, consign, entrust (also intrust); apply, bestow, employ, useNear Antonyms ignore, neglect; misapply, misuse

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February 12, 2016

of, relating to, or suggestive of marble

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