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reserve in Daily life topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishreservere‧serve1 /rɪˈzɜːv $ -ɜːrv/ ●●● W3 verb [transitive]  1 DBUYto arrange for a place in a hotel, restaurant, plane etc to be kept for you to use at a particular time in the futurebookreserve something for somebody/something I’d like to reserve a table for two. Do you have to reserve tickets in advance?2 KEEP/STOREto keep something so that it can be used by a particular person or for a particular purpose syn set asidereserve something for somebody/something A separate room is reserved for smokers. reserved parking spaces3 especially written to keep part of something for use at a later time during a process – used especially when describing how to cook something syn keep, save Reserve a little of the mixture to sprinkle over the top of the pie.4 USE somethingto use or show something only in one particular situationreserve something for somebody/something She spoke in a tone of voice she usually reserved for dealing with officials.5 reserve the right to do something6 reserve (your) judgment (on something)→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
reserveTo reserve a table for £5 call.Dougal noticed that her cup was cracked; the best cup was reserved for visitors.Return reserved onions and eggplant to pan along with all remaining ingredients.I save my clients when I can, but I reserve the right of selective salvation.She performed her duties faithfully, reserving to herself the most menial tasks.reserve something for somebody/somethingShe spoke in a tone of voice she usually reserved for dealing with officials.A separate, smaller room is reserved for smokers.Reserve half of the chicken stock for the sauce.