verb (used with object), con·served, con·serv·ing.
Origin of conserve
Examples from the Web for conserve
At Belmont, jockeys must not let their horse run too hard too early, and conserve some energy for the half-mile-long backstretch.Why California Chrome’s Fairy Tale Didn’t End Happily Ever After|Michael Fensom|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I am seeking to conserve nothing; I am looking ahead—and I am quite confident that I am not alone.America Is Coming to Terms with Its Racial Past—Let’s Look Ahead Instead|John McWhorter|May 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It sent its last picture 13 years ago, just before shutting down its camera to conserve power.Voyager Is Sending Us the Sounds of Interstellar Space|Josh Dzieza|September 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Districts may also employ additional tactics to conserve resources.
Doing so lets them conserve cash and maintain flexibility in pricing.
To conserve his strength and wind he kept his pace to a dogtrot.The Golden Skull|John Blaine
But there would be, and, if the pitcher did not conserve his energy, the pinches would usually go against him.Pitching in a Pinch|Christy Mathewson
But all of us can conserve energy--every one of us, every day of our lives.
We can conserve wheat and meat, sugar and fats, and be none the worse for it, but we must use milk.Food Guide for War Service at Home|Katharine Blunt, Frances L. Swain, and Florence Powdermaker
Aware that my discreet silences and acts may conserve the ends of justice, I will do nothing in contempt of such high ministry.Oswald Langdon|Carson Jay Lee
verb (kənˈsɜːv) (tr)
noun (ˈkɒnsɜːv, kənˈsɜːv)
Word Origin for conserve
late 14c., from Old French conserver (9c.), from Latin conservare "to keep, preserve, keep intact, guard," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + servare "keep watch, maintain" (see observe). Related: Conserved; conserving. As a noun (often conserves) from late 14c.