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

  Conserve \Con*serve"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Conserved; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Conserving.] [F. conserver, L. conservare; con- +
     servare to keep, guard. See Serve.]
     1. To keep in a safe or sound state; to save; to preserve; to
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              The amity which . . . they meant to conserve and
              maintain with the emperor.            --Strype.
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     2. To prepare with sugar, etc., for the purpose of
        preservation, as fruits, etc.; to make a conserve of.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Conserve \Con"serve\, n. [F. conserve, fr. conserver.]
     1. Anything which is conserved; especially, a sweetmeat
        prepared with sugar; a confection.
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              I shall . . . study broths, plasters, and conserves,
              till from a fine lady I become a notable woman.
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     2. (Med.) A medicinal confection made of freshly gathered
        vegetable substances mixed with finely powdered refined
        sugar. See Confection.
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     3. A conservatory. [Obs.] --Evelyn.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: fruit preserved by cooking with sugar [syn: conserve,
           preserve, conserves, preserves]
      v 1: keep constant through physical or chemical reactions or
           evolutionary change; "Energy is conserved in this process"
      2: keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or
         destruction; "We preserve these archeological findings"; "The
         old lady could not keep up the building"; "children must be
         taught to conserve our national heritage"; "The museum
         curator conserved the ancient manuscripts" [syn: conserve,
         preserve, maintain, keep up]
      3: use cautiously and frugally; "I try to economize my spare
         time"; "conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit"
         [syn: conserve, husband, economize, economise] [ant:
         blow, squander, waste]
      4: preserve with sugar; "Mom always conserved the strawberries
         we grew in the backyard"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  94 Moby Thesaurus words for "conserve":
     Jell-O, attend to, baby-sit, blancmange, candy, care for, chaperon,
     cherish, comfit, compote, confection, confectionery, confiture,
     copyright, foster, frosting, gelatin, glaze, guard, hold back,
     hold on to, honey, husband, icing, jam, jelly, keep, keep alive,
     keep back, keep by one, keep in reserve, keep in store,
     keep intact, keep inviolate, keep on hand, keep safe, keep up,
     keep watch over, lay by, look after, look out for, look to,
     maintain, marmalade, matronize, meringue, mind, minister to,
     mother, mousse, not destroy, not endanger, not expend, not use up,
     not waste, nurse, nurture, patent, preserve, protect, protege,
     provide for, put apart, put aside, put by, register, reserve,
     retain, ride herd on, save, save up, see after, see to, set apart,
     set aside, set by, shepherd, spare, support, sustain, sweet,
     sweet stuff, sweetmeat, sweets, take care of, take charge of, tend,
     tutti-frutti, uphold, watch, watch out for, watch over,
     whipped cream, withhold

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