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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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Odzala Park is far larger than the studied preserve and is home to 20 to 30 percent of the world's 100,000 lowland gorillas.
Green River Preserve offers several special programs above and beyond its traditional summer camp sessions.
Subject: Partners in this project will collaborate to establish procedures, structures, and national standards necessary to preserve public television programs produced in digital formats.
With limited time off and dwindling free access to public and private hunting ground--the result, among other factors, of an expanding ranching industry and a trend among landowners to charge fees to hunters--many executives turn to private preserves or plantations such as Highland Hills to satisfy their wing-shooting passion.
Although scientists currently believe that egg loss after anticancer therapy occurs to preserve the integrity of the genome, he says, recent research suggests that the ceramide cascade works to eliminate eggs based on activation of membrane-based signaling pathways independent of DNA damage.
Canadian wildlife behavior specialists and researchers Gisele Benoit, Monique Benoit and Raynald Benoit are developing a wildlife research centre in the preserve - an initiative that compliments MNR's mandate to manage and preserve the Crown land, Peluch says.
For DNA evidence to meet legal and scientific requirements for admissibility in court, investigators must follow certain procedures to preserve the DNA evidence properly and to prevent decomposition and deterioration.
More appropriate development schemes must be hatched to ensure the long-term peaceful coexistence of the preserve and local inhabitants.
According to Anna Sekerina, a former Purdue graduate student who is deputy director for scientific research at the Denezhkin Kamen Federal Nature Preserve, the 94 preserves make up 1.
The former clothing mogul has spent more than $10 million on "Pumalin Park," the largest privately-owned nature preserve in the world.
If you want to visit a private game preserve, both champagne and beer budget packages are available.
We are gradually realizing that there is not much left to preserve in its pristine state anyway.
Smith regularly leads organized bird-watching walks in west Lancaster's Prime Desert Woodland Preserve, and he was instrumental in the establishment of the Antelope Valley's first Audubon Society subchapter, which meets at the preserve.
Whether the detail is a stress fracture of an improperly driven pile, an email or a letter, the challenge is to preserve the evidence for later interpretation and examination.