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preserve

1. verb CONSTR, FOOD protect (building, artefact, environment)2. verb maintain (tradition, right, etc)3. verb keep (confidentiality, integrity) 4. verb COOK conserve (food)5. noun activity etc belonging to sb6. noun COOK, FOOD jam7. noun ECOL game or nature reserve 1 verb CONSTR, FOOD protect (building, artefact, environment) TRANSITIVEcaomhnaigh verb  c m uwe seek to preserve the heritage of the area is mian linn oidhreacht an cheantair a chaomhnúthe campaign to preserve the local forge an feachtas chun an cheárta áitiúil a chaomhnú 2 verb maintain (tradition, right, etc) TRANSITIVEcaomhnaigh verb  c m ucoinnigh verb  c m ucosain verb  c m uthey're preserving their family traditions tá siad ag caomhnú a dtraidisiúin teaghlaighthe local dialect has been preserved caomhnaíodh an chanúint áitiúilto preserve the peace an tsíocháin a choinneáil, an tsíocháin a choimeádin order to preserve their rights chun a gcearta a chosaint
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3 verb keep (confidentiality, integrity) TRANSITIVEcaomhnaigh verb  c m ucosain verb  c m uthe confidentiality of clients must be preserved ní mór rúndacht na gcliant a chosaint 4 verb COOK conserve (food) TRANSITIVEleasaigh verb  c m usalt was used to preserve meat and fish d'úsáidtí salann chun feoil agus iasc a leasú 5 noun activity etc belonging to sbhigher education is not the preserve of the young ní don mhuintir óga amháin an t-ardoideachasthat work was seen as a female preserve creideadh gur do na mná amháin an obair sin, ceapadh gur leis na mná amháin a bhain an obair sin 6 noun COOK, FOOD jamsubh fem2  c m uhomemade preserve subh bhailestrawberry preserve subh sútha talún 7 noun ECOL (especially US) game or nature reservetearmann masc1  c m u