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Protect vs. Save

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Protectverb

(ambitransitive) To keep safe; to defend; to guard; to prevent harm coming to.

‘to protect a child from danger’; ‘This antivirus package will protect your computer from hackers.’; ‘Condoms are designed to protect against sexually-transmitted diseases.’;

Savenoun

In various sports, a block that prevents an opponent from scoring.

‘The goaltender made a great save.’;

Protectverb

To book a passenger on a later flight if there is a chance they will not be able to board their earlier reserved flight.

Savenoun

(baseball) When a relief pitcher comes into a game leading by 3 points (runs) or less, and his team wins while continually being ahead.

‘Jones retired seven to earn the save.’;

Protectverb

To cover or shield from danger or injury; to defend; to guard; to preserve in safety; as, a father protects his children.

‘The gods of Greece protect you!’;

Savenoun

A point in a professional wrestling match when one or more wrestlers run to the ring to aid a fellow wrestler who is being beaten.

‘The giant wrestler continued to beat down his smaller opponent, until several wrestlers ran in for the save.’;

Protectverb

shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage;

‘Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain’;

Savenoun

(computing) The act, process, or result of saving data to a storage medium.

‘If you're hit by a power cut, you'll lose all of your changes since your last save.’; ‘The game console can store up to eight saves on a single cartridge.’;

Protectverb

use tariffs to favor domestic industry

Savenoun

(RPG) A saving throw.

Saveverb

(transitive) To prevent harm or difficulty.

Saveverb

To help (somebody) to survive, or rescue (somebody or something) from harm.

‘She was saved from drowning by a passer-by.’; ‘We were able to save a few of our possessions from the house fire.’;

Saveverb

To keep (something) safe; to safeguard.

Saveverb

To spare (somebody) from effort, or from something undesirable.

Saveverb

(theology) To redeem or protect someone from eternal damnation.

‘Jesus Christ came to save sinners.’;

Saveverb

(sports) To catch or deflect (a shot at goal).

Saveverb

To put aside, to avoid.

Saveverb

(transitive) To store for future use.

‘Let's save the packaging in case we need to send the product back.’;

Saveverb

(transitive) To conserve or prevent the wasting of.

‘Save electricity by turning off the lights when you leave the room.’;

Saveverb

(transitive) To obviate or make unnecessary.

Saveverb

To write a file to disk or other storage medium.

‘Where did I save that document? I can't find it on the desktop.’;

Saveverb

(intransitive) To economize or avoid waste.

Saveverb

To accumulate money or valuables.

Savepreposition

Except; with the exception of.

Saveconjunction

(dated) unless; except

Savenoun

The herb sage, or salvia.

Saveverb

To make safe; to procure the safety of; to preserve from injury, destruction, or evil of any kind; to rescue from impending danger; as, to save a house from the flames.

‘God save all this fair company.’; ‘He cried, saying, Lord, save me.’; ‘Thou hast . . . quitted all to saveA world from utter loss.’;

Saveverb

Specifically, to deliver from sin and its penalty; to rescue from a state of condemnation and spiritual death, and bring into a state of spiritual life.

‘Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.’;

Saveverb

To keep from being spent or lost; to secure from waste or expenditure; to lay up; to reserve.

‘Now save a nation, and now save a groat.’;

Saveverb

To rescue from something undesirable or hurtful; to prevent from doing something; to spare.

‘I'll save youThat labor, sir. All's now done.’;

Saveverb

To hinder from doing, suffering, or happening; to obviate the necessity of; to prevent; to spare.

‘Will you not speak to save a lady's blush?’;

Saveverb

To hold possession or use of; to escape loss of.

‘Just saving the tide, and putting in a stock of merit.’;

Saveverb

To avoid unnecessary expense or expenditure; to prevent waste; to be economical.

‘Brass ordnance saveth in the quantity of the material.’;

Save

Except; excepting; not including; leaving out; deducting; reserving; saving.

‘Five times received I forty stripes save one.’;

Saveconjunction

Except; unless.

Savenoun

(sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring;

‘the goalie made a brilliant save’; ‘the relief pitcher got credit for a save’;

Saveverb

save from ruin, destruction, or harm

Saveverb

to keep up and reserve for personal or special use;

‘She saved the old family photographs in a drawer’;

Saveverb

bring into safety;

‘We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack’;

Saveverb

spend less; buy at a reduced price

Saveverb

feather one's nest; have a nest egg;

‘He saves half his salary’;

Saveverb

make unnecessary an expenditure or effort;

‘This will save money’; ‘I'll save you the trouble’; ‘This will save you a lot of time’;

Saveverb

save from sins

Saveverb

refrain from harming

Saveverb

spend sparingly, avoid the waste of;

‘This move will save money’; ‘The less fortunate will have to economize now’;

Saveverb

retain rights to;

‘keep my job for me while I give birth’; ‘keep my seat, please’; ‘keep open the possibility of a merger’;

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