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 for Reserving
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Reserve \Re*serve"\ (r?-z?rv"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reserved.
     (z?rvd");p. pr. & vb. n. Reserving.] [F. r['e]server, L.
     reservare, reservatum; pref. re- re- + servare to keep. See
     Serve.]
     1. To keep back; to retain; not to deliver, make over, or
        disclose. "I have reserved to myself nothing." --Shak.
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     2. Hence, to keep in store for future or special use; to
        withhold from present use for another purpose or time; to
        keep; to retain; to make a reservation[7]. --Gen. xxvii.
        35.
  
     Note: In cases where one person or party makes a request to
           an agent that some accommodation (such as a hotel room
           or place at a restaurant) be kept (reserved) for their
           use at a particular time, the word reserve applies both
           to the action of the person making the request, and to
           the action of the agent who takes the approproriate
           action (such as a notation in a book of reservations)
           to be certain that the accommodation is available at
           that time.
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                 Hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, which I
                 have reserved against the time of trouble? --Job
                                                    xxxviii.
                                                    22,23.
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                 Reserve your kind looks and language for private
                 hours.                             --Swift.
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     3. To make an exception of; to except. [R.]
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