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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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preserved

mod. alcohol intoxicated. (see also pickled.) He drank a quart of vodka and is totally preserved.
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Today, with the proliferation of specialty channels around the world seeking content to fill niche upon niche, and with pay-per-view and video releases extending the shelf life of films, there is now an economic argument to be made for preserving film and television programs.
Perhaps most significantly, the group has succeeded in preserving dog livers for 24 to 36 hours.
Properly preserving Web site records will require immediate attention in most organizations to prevent a continuing loss of these important information resources.
Preserving these rights is one of few actions available when insiders own a majority of stock and specific information about a transaction, such as price and the potential effect on shareholders, is not available.
Preserving a digital artifact by means of emulation would require saving the bitstreams of all the application and system software that rendered the artifact on its original computing platform, in addition to the artifact's own bitstream.
Council members who voted to overturn the designation, agreed that building an AIDS hospice was more important that preserving the building.
With this album line, Creative Memories is adding one more selection to a variety of options for preserving memories for generations to come.
This staggering total means that guidelines for storing, preserving and cataloging images are imperative now.
The discussion of these challenges is the essence of Gregory Hunter's book Preserving Digital Information: A How-To-Do-It Manual.
Continuing its rich tradition of restoring and preserving historic landmarks and other elements of Indiana state history, Cook Group Inc.
So, now it's up to Chuck Lefever's buddies in the Confederate Air Force - a nationwide organization dedicated to preserving combat aircraft flown during war - to brag for him.
Domain I aims to identify requirements for preserving electronic records whose authenticity can be verified for an indefinite period of time, regardless of the number of migrations that have occurred from an obsolete technology to a newer one.
A rat kidney preserved for 12 hours appears to be equivalent to preserving a human kidney for 30 hours," according to Dr.
Cox, who with her husband runs Westoaks Insurance Services in Westlake Village, originally became interested in food preserving years ago when her husband started growing vegetables, herbs and exotic fruit at their home.