pres·​er·​va·​tion·​ist ˌpre-zər-ˈvā-sh(ə-)nist How to pronounce preservationist (audio)
: one who advocates preservation (as of a biological species or a historical landmark)

Examples of preservationist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The battle continues between local preservationists, officials, owners and state legislatures over larger historic sites, such as hotels. Rebecca San Juan, Miami Herald, 2 May 2024 But in January, after much sturm and drang by preservationists, the Monroe residence scored a reprieve when the L.A. city council unanimously voted to consider the house for historic preservation, prompting the building department to revoke the couple’s demolition. Wendy Bowman, Robb Report, 11 May 2024 Parker hopes the national recognition can help church preservationists connect with people whose families lived and worked in Tams during its coal camp heyday. Marc Ramirez, USA TODAY, 3 May 2024 In 2010, preservationists lost out on a battle to preserve the Miami Beach Rod & Reel Club’s home and the building was demolished. Rebecca San Juan, Miami Herald, 2 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for preservationist 

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of preservationist was in 1927

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“Preservationist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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