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not including
  • Everyone save me is going to the party!
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save

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1 to free from the penalties or consequences of sin
  • believes the Lord will save him
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2 to remove from danger or harm
  • The firefighters managed to save the family's dogs.
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3 to avoid unnecessary waste or expense
  • We'll have to scrimp and save to be able to afford college.
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pinch pennies

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4 to keep in good condition
  • lovingly saved the classic car and even upgraded its engine
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5 to keep or intend for a special purpose
  • I'm saving this dress for a formal occasion.
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set apart, set aside

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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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