Conservate vs Preserve - What's the difference?

conservate | preserve |

As verbs the difference between conservate and preserve

is that conservate is (dated|transitive) to conserve while preserve is to protect; to keep from harm or injury.

As a noun preserve is

a sweet spread made of any of a variety of berries.




  • (dated) To conserve.
  • * 1873 , Van Nostrand's engineering magazine?
  • The theory which was, and we believe is still maintained by the patentees, embraces the idea that the vitality of the animal is thus conservated and eventually conveyed to the plant per the Native Guano.
  • * 1919 , Frank Hunter Potter, The Naval Reserve?
  • When Hoover's conservating pen / Cut down our steak and sausage ration / With one accord we cried "AMEN," / And meatlessness became the fashion.
  • (nonstandard) To practice conservation.
  • * 2001 March, Matt Groening, “Birdbot of Ice-Catraz”, Futurama , season 3, episode 37
  • I'm sorry, but if it's fun in any way it's not environmentalism.... Let's conservate .


    * * ----



    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)


  • A sweet spread made of any of a variety of berries.
  • A reservation, a nature preserve.
  • *1881 , :
  • *:Suppose Shakespeare had been knocked on the head some dark night in preserves , the world would have wagged on better or worse, the pitcher gone to the well, the scythe to the corn, and the student to his book; and no one been any the wiser of the loss.
  • An activity with restricted access.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-22, volume=407, issue=8841, page=68, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= T time , passage=The ability to shift profits to low-tax countries by locating intellectual property in them, which is then licensed to related businesses in high-tax countries, is often assumed to be the preserve of high-tech companies.}}

    Usage notes

    More often used in the plural, as strawberry preserves'', but the form without the ''-s can also be used as the plural form, or to refer to a single type.


    * jam * jelly * marmalade

    See also

    * preserver


  • To protect; to keep from harm or injury.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Now, good angels preserve the king.
  • * (Yuri Gagarin)
  • Orbiting Earth in the spaceship, I saw how beautiful our planet is. People, let us preserve and increase this beauty, not destroy it.
  • To save from decay by the use of some preservative substance, such as as sugar or salt; to season and prepare (fruits, meat, etc.) for storage.
  • to preserve peaches or grapes
  • To maintain throughout; to keep intact.
  • to preserve''' appearances; to '''preserve silence


    * perverse ----