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reserve

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2 a collection of things kept available for future use or need
  • Our fuel reserves are low.
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3 a person or thing that takes the place of another
  • When the first brigade fell back in retreat, the commander sent out the reserves to try to hold the line of battle.
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4 an interchangeable part or piece of equipment that is kept on hand for replacement of an original
  • Don't throw that extra bike chain away, as I want to keep it as a reserve in case the current one breaks.
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reserve

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1 to arrange to have something (as a hotel room) held for one's future use
  • We made sure to reserve a kennel for our dog several months before the start of the family vacation.
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2 to continue to have in one's possession or power
  • I'm reserving the right to work by myself if you don't do your share of the project.
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hang on to, hold on to

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3 to keep or intend for a special purpose
  • We must reserve this cup for ceremonial use only.
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set apart, set aside

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Synonym Discussion of reserve

keep, retain, detain, withhold, reserve mean to hold in one's possession or under one's control. keep may suggest a holding securely in one's possession, custody, or control.
    • keep this while I'm gone
retain implies continued keeping, especially against threatened seizure or forced loss.
    • managed to retain their dignity even in poverty
detain suggests a delay in letting go.
    • detained them for questioning
withhold implies restraint in letting go or a refusal to let go.
    • withheld information from the authorities
reserve suggests a keeping in store for future use.
    • reserve some of your energy for the last mile


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