Thesaurus

save

preposition

Synonyms and Antonyms of save

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


save

verb

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 of save deliver, redeem Words Related to save 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 of save bail out, bring off, deliver, rescue Words Related to save salvage; emancipate, free, liberate, manumit, release; disentangle, extricate; recover Antonyms of save 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 of save pinch, economize, scrimp, skimp, spareWords Related to save conserve, husband, maintain, manage, preserve; scrape; cut back, cut down, retrench; hoard, lay upNear Antonyms of save blow, dissipate, fritter (away), lavish, misspend, run through, spend, squander, throw away; splurgeAntonyms of save waste

  4. 4 to keep in good condition lovingly saved the classic car and even upgraded its engine Synonyms of save conserve, keep up, preserve, maintainWords Related to save 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 of save 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 of save allocate, consecrate, dedicate, earmark, give up (to), reserve, devote, set byWords Related to save bless, hallow, sanctify; commit, confide, consign, entrust (also intrust); apply, bestow, employ, useNear Antonyms of save ignore, neglect; misapply, misuse

Synonym Discussion of save

rescue, deliver, redeem, ransom, reclaim, save mean to set free from confinement or danger. rescue implies freeing from imminent danger by prompt or vigorous action.
    • rescued the crew of a sinking ship
deliver implies release usually of a person from confinement, temptation, slavery, or suffering.
    • delivered his people from bondage
redeem implies releasing from bondage or penalties by giving what is demanded or necessary.
    • job training designed to redeem school dropouts from chronic unemployment
ransom specifically applies to buying out of captivity.
    • tried to ransom the kidnap victim
reclaim suggests a bringing back to a former state or condition of someone or something abandoned or debased.
    • reclaimed long-abandoned farms
save may replace any of the foregoing terms; it may further imply a preserving or maintaining for usefulness or continued existence.
    • an operation that saved my life


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