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save

[ seyv ]SEE DEFINITION OF save
  • verbrescue
  • verbeconomize; set money aside for later use
  • verbguard, protect

Synonyms for save

  • deliver
  • free
  • recover
  • salvage
  • defend
  • emancipate
  • extricate
  • liberate
  • ransom
  • redeem
  • spring
  • unchain
  • bail out
  • come to rescue
  • get off the hook
  • get out of hock
  • give a break
  • pull out of fire
  • save one's neck
  • set free
  • unshackle
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Antonyms for save

  • confine
  • hold
  • limit
  • lose
  • restrain
  • abandon
  • endanger
  • harm
  • hurt
  • leave open
  • make vulnerable
  • squander
  • throw away
  • waste
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SAVE

For one thing Fred sha'n't get into that kind of muss if I can save him from it.

And she never so much as dreamt that he would cast an eye on her save in kindness.

Were all the events of life combining to ruin or to save him?

He bore still around him the rope that was to save the rest.

Tell me, Jesse, tell your friend, who came into the world to save sinners?

So I said I didn't love her to save her from the knowledge of this horror.

Nothing, my dear Dick, save pay four times as much as he can afford.

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

Andrew was barely in time to save the contents of the sack from her teeth.

Sometimes this arrangement was made to save the master trouble.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "to deliver from some danger; rescue from peril, bring to safety," also "prevent the death of;" also theological, "to deliver from sin or its consequences; admit to eternal life; gain salvation," from Old French sauver "keep (safe), protect, redeem," from Late Latin salvare "make safe, secure," from Latin salvus "safe" (see safe (adj.)). From c.1300 as "reserve for future use, hold back, store up instead of spending;" hence "keep possession of" (late 14c.).

Save face (1898) first was used among the British community in China and is said to be from Chinese; it has not been found in Chinese, but tiu lien "to lose face" does occur. To not (do something) to save one's life is recorded from 1848. To save (one's) breath "cease talking or arguing" is from 1926.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SAVE

bank

verbcollect money or advantage
  • amass
  • deposit
  • heap
  • hill
  • hoard
  • invest
  • lay aside
  • lay away
  • mass
  • mound
  • pile
  • put by
  • salt away
  • save
  • sock away
  • speculate
  • squirrel
  • stash
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