What does the word conserve mean?

Usage examples for conserve

  1. This is the true and central knowledge that private devotion and public worship alone can give; preaching can but conserve and transmit this religious experience through the mind, worship creates it in the heart. – Preaching and Paganism by Albert Parker Fitch
  2. Said committee made exhaustive investigations and published numerous reports, declaring the necessity of reorganizing fundamentally the executive branch of the state government in order to promote efficiency and conserve the public funds. – Mining Laws of Ohio, 1921 by Anonymous
  3. But that would have required additional thought stimulus, and he wished to conserve his mental energies for the work which yet faced him. – The Mind Master by Arthur J. Burks