Synonyms and Antonyms of conserve

  1. 1 to avoid the wasteful or destructive use of the need to conserve oil and other finite fossil fuels Synonyms husband Related Words economize, save, scrimp, skimp; preserve, protect, save; hoard, lay by, lay up Near Antonyms clean (out), consume, deplete, drain, exhaust, expend, impoverish, spend, use up Antonyms blow, dissipate, fritter (away), lavish, misspend, run through, squander, throw away, waste

  2. 2 to keep in good condition conserve our national parks so that they may be enjoyed by future generations Synonyms maintain, keep up, preserve, saveRelated 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

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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