save

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. rescue, deliver, preserve, salvage, safeguard; store, lay up, keep, hoard; redeem, convert; spare, avoid; economize, conserve. See preservation, piety. —prep. saving, except[ing], barring, but, excluding. See exclusion, liberation. Ant., lose, squander.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To remove from danger]
Syn. deliver, extricate, rescue, free, set free, liberate, release, emancipate, ransom, redeem, come to the rescue of, snatch from the jaws of death, wrest from danger, defend; see also rescue 1 .
Ant. endanger*, desert, condemn.
2. [To deliver from sin]
Syn. rescue from sin, reclaim, regenerate, bring into spiritual life, deliver from the power of Satan.
Ant. condemn*, damn, send to Hell.
3. [To hoard]
Syn. collect, store, lay up, lay apart, lay in, amass, accumulate, gather, treasure up, store up, pile up, hide away, cache, stow away, draw the purse strings*.
Ant. waste*, spend, invest.
4. [To preserve]
Syn. conserve, keep, put up, protect; see preserve 3 .
5. [To reserve]
Syn. lay aside, lay away, set aside; see maintain 3 .
6. [To avoid]
Syn. spare, curtail, lessen; see avoid .
See Synonym Study at rescue .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. rescue liberate, deliver, bail out, *save one's bacon, *save one's neck, recover, free, emancipate.
2. squirrel away hoard, lay aside, stash, *sock away, *put away for a rainy day, salt away.
3. conserve preserve, be thrifty, be frugal, *pinch pennies, scrimp, economize, *tighten one's belt.
ANT.: 1. put at risk, imperil. 3. spend, expend, squander, *blow
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To extricate, as from danger or confinement: deliver, rescue. Idiom: come to the rescue of. See HELP. 2. To protect (an asset) from loss or destruction: conserve, husband, preserve. See KEEP. 3. To use without wasting: conserve, economize, spare. See SAVE. 4. To reserve for the future. Also used with up: keep, lay aside, lay away, lay by, lay in, lay up, put by, salt away, set by. See KEEP, SAVE. 5. To accumulate and set aside for future use. Also used with up: lay in, lay up, stockpile, store (up). See KEEP.

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