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Verb: save  seyv
  1. Prevent being ruined, destroyed, lost, or harmed
    - salvage, salve, relieve
     
  2. To keep up and reserve for personal or special use
    "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer";
    - preserve
     
  3. Bring into safety
    "We saved most of the victims of the bomb attack";
    - carry through, pull through, bring through
     
  4. Spend less; buy at a reduced price
     
  5. Accumulate money for future use
    "He saves half his salary";
    - lay aside, save up
     
  6. Make unnecessary an expenditure or effort
    "This will save money"; "I'll save you the trouble"; "This will save you a lot of time";
    - make unnecessary
     
  7. (religion) Prevent committing sins
    - deliver, redeem
     
  8. Refrain from harming
    - spare
     
  9. Spend sparingly, avoid the waste of
    "This move will save money";
    - economize, economise [Brit]
     
  10. Retain rights to
    "save the possibility of a merger";
    - keep open, hold open, keep
     
  11. (computing) record data on a computer
    - write
Noun: save  seyv
  1. (sport) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring
    "the goalie made a brilliant save"; "the relief pitcher got credit for a save"
Conjunction: save  seyv
  1. Other than; used to introduce an exception to a proceeding statement
    "I'd tell you the story, save I can't remember how it begins";
    - except
Preposition: save  seyv
  1. Not including, other than, except for
    "All present members ratified it, save one";
    - aside from, apart from, excluding, except, with the exception of

Derived forms: saves, saving, saved

Type of: bar, book, deliver, drop, expend, forbear, forbid, foreclose, forestall, hold, hold on, keep, preclude, prevent, prevention, record, refrain, rescue, reserve, spend, tape

Encyclopedia: Save, Rwanda