Definition of savour verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (especially US English savor) verb
    BrE BrE//ˈseɪvə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈseɪvər//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they savour
    BrE BrE//ˈseɪvə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈseɪvər//
    he / she / it savours
    BrE BrE//ˈseɪvəz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈseɪvərz//
    past simple savoured
    BrE BrE//ˈseɪvəd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈseɪvərd//
    past participle savoured
    BrE BrE//ˈseɪvəd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈseɪvərd//
    -ing form savouring
    BrE BrE//ˈseɪvərɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈseɪvərɪŋ//
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  1. 1savour something to enjoy the full taste or flavour of something, especially by eating or drinking it slowly synonym relish He ate his meal slowly, savouring every mouthful. She took a sip of wine, savouring the fine vintage.
  2. 2savour something to enjoy a feeling or an experience thoroughly synonym relish I wanted to savour every moment. He sat for a few moments, savouring the memory to the full. an opportunity to savour the delights of snowboarding
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French, from Latin sapor, from sapere ‘to taste’. Phrasal Verbssavour of something

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