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preserve someone or something against something

to guard or protect someone or something against something. (Stilted or old-fashioned in reference to people.) I hope that the vaccine will preserve us against influenza. There is nothing in the jam to preserve it against spoilage.
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preserve someone or something from someone or something

to protect or guard someone or something from someone or something. Please help preserve our people from the attacks of our enemies. Is there any way to preserve my skin against the harmful rays of the sun?
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preserve something for someone or something

to save, maintain, or protect something for someone or some thing. Try to preserve some of these memories for your grandchildren. We learned how to preserve leaves for future reference.
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well preserved

Aging gracefully, still in good condition, as in I can't believe she's 65; she's certainly well preserved. [Mid-1800s]
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mod. alcohol intoxicated. (see also pickled.) He drank a quart of vodka and is totally preserved.
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Water-borne preservatives was the major type of product, accounting for nearly two-third share of the global wood preservation chemicals market in 2014.
Preservation of information resources in Nigerian federal university libraries is an integral library operation that can make the libraries useful.
The demographics and geography of preservation translate into an outstanding job market for skilled craftspeople.
05 million in financing to allow for a mortgage restructuring at Seaview Towers, a two-tower, 462-unit Mitchell-Lama apartment complex in Far Rockaway--the latest action in the corporation's recently created Mitchell-Lama Preservation Programs that have preserved the affordability of more than 14,000 apartments in less than two years.
But only 15 percent of the city has been surveyed for its preservation value, with no studies in large swaths of the San Fernando Valley and south, east and west L.
170(h)'s historic preservation requirement, because it did not preserve a historic structure or historically important land area.
Landmark preservation is important, but we must ensure that our Constitution is not scrapped in the process.
As a former interior design high school vocational instructor and an advocate of historic preservation education in the historical trades, I propose a new idea in program development.
I drove all over my area looking for a suitable piece of property to be included in the preservation project," says Gwen Yates, a city councilwoman whose district includes much of the Ribault River, "and I found one right under my nose, in my own neighborhood.
This article outlines fundamental treatment considerations common to all patients, various alternatives for organ preservation, and principles established thus far for treatment strategies that combine chemotherapy and radiation for organ preservation.
The AV Preservation Trust of Canada was born out of Fading Away, a 1995 federal study that recommended the production community should become actively involved in the preservation of its past and establish a private/public initiative to take on the cause.
In a sort of thrust-and-parry encounter, each effort by the government to make asset preservation more difficult has been met with new legal end-runs: gifting, irrevocable asset preservations trusts, annuities, Miller Trusts, qualified domestic relations orders, life estates, and so on.