Antonyms for save

Grammar : Verb
Spell : seyv
Phonetic Transcription : seɪv

Definition of save

Origin :
  • c.1200, "to deliver from some danger; rescue from peril, bring to safety," also "prevent the death of;" also theological, "to deliver from sin or its consequences; admit to eternal life; gain salvation," from Old French sauver "keep (safe), protect, redeem," from Late Latin salvare "make safe, secure," from Latin salvus "safe" (see safe (adj.)). From c.1300 as "reserve for future use, hold back, store up instead of spending;" hence "keep possession of" (late 14c.).
  • Save face (1898) first was used among the British community in China and is said to be from Chinese; it has not been found in Chinese, but tiu lien "to lose face" does occur. To not (do something) to save one's life is recorded from 1848. To save (one's) breath "cease talking or arguing" is from 1926.
  • verb rescue
  • verb economize; set money aside for later use
  • verb guard, protect
Example sentences :
  • For one thing Fred sha'n't get into that kind of muss if I can save him from it.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • And she never so much as dreamt that he would cast an eye on her save in kindness.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Were all the events of life combining to ruin or to save him?
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • He bore still around him the rope that was to save the rest.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • Tell me, Jesse, tell your friend, who came into the world to save sinners?
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • Nothing, my dear Dick, save pay four times as much as he can afford.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • So I said I didn't love her to save her from the knowledge of this horror.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • Andrew was barely in time to save the contents of the sack from her teeth.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • Sometimes this arrangement was made to save the master trouble.
  • Extract from : « Biography of a Slave » by Charles Thompson

Synonyms for save

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