preserve (something) for (someone or something)

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preserve (something) for (someone or something)

To keep something in an intact, unaltered, or protected condition for some future person or need. I want to preserve this specimen for inspection at our labs. He has done everything in his power to preserve this vast estate for his children and his children's children. I want to preserve this dress for my daughter so she can wear it on her wedding day.
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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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Hoffmann says these forests are primarily wasted on wood chip exports, while studies point to potential higher long-term revenue from sustainably managing the forests for value-added products such as furniture, or preserving it for ecotourism.
What better vision to offer than one that embraces this country's natural beauty and the imperative of preserving it for future generations?