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v. con·served, con·serv·ing, con·serves
a. To protect from loss or harm; preserve: calls to conserve our national heritage in the face of bewildering change.
b. To use carefully or sparingly, avoiding waste: kept the thermostat lower to conserve energy.
2. To keep (a quantity) constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary changes.
3. To preserve (fruits) with sugar.
To economize: tried to conserve on fuel during the long winter.
n. (kŏn′sûrv′)
A jam made of fruits stewed in sugar.

[Middle English conserven, from Old French conserver, from Latin cōnservāre : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + servāre, to preserve; see ser- in Indo-European roots.]

con·serv′a·ble adj.
con·serv′er n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conserves - fruit preserved by cooking with sugarconserves - fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
confiture - preserved or candied fruit
apple butter - thick dark spicy puree of apples
chowchow - a Chinese preserve of mixed fruits and ginger
jam - preserve of crushed fruit
lemon cheese, lemon curd - a conserve with a thick consistency; made with lemons and butter and eggs and sugar
jelly - a preserve made of the jelled juice of fruit
marmalade - a preserve made of the pulp and rind of citrus fruits
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He was a young man of much mental activity, and, above all, gifted with a spirit of contrivance; but then, his faculties would not tell with great effect in any other medium than that of candied sugars, conserves, and pastry.
conserve; de la l'incorruptible adherence de ceux qui se
Olson, Whitely, and Wilson each wished to accompany me; but I told them that they were needed here, since with Bradley's party still absent and the Germans gone it was necessary that we conserve our force as far as might be possible.
What they are after is land of their own, which they will love and care for and conserve. But, in the meantime, how to get it?
But what I am of opinion the governor should cat now in order to preserve and fortify his health is a hundred or so of wafer cakes and a few thin slices of conserve of quinces, which will settle his stomach and help his digestion."
At the same time I stepped from behind my boul-der, drawing one of my revolvers that I might conserve the more precious ammunition of the express rifle.
The Swede insisted upon carrying the child while they travelled, and in countless other ways did what he could to help Jane Clayton conserve her strength.
'A little curry is good, and a fried cake, and a morsel of conserve would please him, I think.'
But she filled it, none the less, with good, steaming vegetable curry, clapped a fried cake atop, and a morsel of clarified butter on the cake, dabbed a lump of sour tamarind conserve at the side; and Kim looked at the load lovingly.
Bertha Kircher, finding her struggles futile and realizing that she must conserve her strength for some chance opportunity of escape, desisted from her efforts to break from the grasp of Prince Metak as the fellow fled with her through the dimly lighted corridors of the palace.
If serving a sentence the number of games he must play is also indicated, and thus the one directing the moves knows which pieces to risk and which to conserve, and further than this, a man's chances are affected by the position that is assigned him for the game.
CMN which conserves and restores historic monuments in France is a public administration that manages more than 100 important historical monuments including the Arc de Triomphe and the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel.