Keep and Reserve


Keep verb - To continue to have in one's possession or power.
Usage example: keep my secret and don't tell it to anyone

Reserve is a synonym for keep in save topic. In some cases you can use "Reserve" instead the word "Keep" as a verb or a noun, when it comes to topics like hold.

Nearby Words: keeping, keeper


Reserve verb - To continue to have in one's possession or power.
Usage example: I'm reserving the right to work by myself if you don't do your share of the project

Keep is a synonym for reserve in action topic. You can use "Keep" instead a verb "Reserve", if it concerns topics such as save, retain, put by.

How words are described

human human keep human reserve
good good keep good reserve
full full keep full reserve
regular regular keep regular reserve
Other adjectives: proper, small, massive, big, huge, inner, private, unofficial.

Common collocations

people keep people reserve people
control keep control reserve control
number keep number reserve number
time keep time reserve time
Other words: game, anyone, everyone, names, powers.

Both words in one sentence

  • Back from the Brink: At the start of the game, Invisible, Inc.'s headquarters is gone, every agent is dead or missing save for two, very few resources remain, and there's only days of reserve power to keep Incognita alive.
  • Video Game / Killzone Dragon Their Feet: For whatever reason, Visari chose to keep the bulk of his forces in reserve until after he was dead.
  • Fortunately for the bad guys the heroes tend to keep 'Grandma' in reserve until the absolutely last moment because she can't be healed by magic either.
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