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    reserve - Dictionary definition and meaning for word reserve

    Definition
    (noun) formality and propriety of manner
    Synonyms : modesty
    Definition
    (noun) something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
    Synonyms : backlog , stockpile
    Definition
    (noun) an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced Definition
    (noun) (medicine) potential capacity to respond in order to maintain vital functions Definition
    (noun) a district that is reserved for particular purpose
    Synonyms : reservation
    Definition
    (noun) armed forces that are not on active duty but can be called in an emergency
    Synonyms : military reserve
    Definition
    (noun) the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary
    Synonyms : reticence , taciturnity
    Definition
    (verb) hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency
    Example Sentence
    • they held back their applause in anticipation
    Definition
    (verb) give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
    Synonyms : allow , appropriate , earmark , set aside
    Example Sentence
    • I will earmark this money for your research
    • She sets aside time for meditation every day
    Definition
    (verb) obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance
    Example Sentence
    • We managed to reserve a table at Maxim's
    Definition
    (verb) arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
    Synonyms : book , hold
    Example Sentence
    • reserve me a seat on a flight
    • The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family
    • please hold a table at Maxim's
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