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Meanings for retain

to maintain in use or possession

retain(verb)

hold back within

"This soil retains water"; "I retain this drug for a long time"; "the dam retains the water"

retain, continue, keep, keep on(verb)

allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature

"We cannot continue several servants any longer"; "She retains a lawyer"; "The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff"; "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"; "We kept the work going as long as we could"; "She retained her composure"; "this garment retains its shape even after many washings"

retain, hold, keep back, hold back(verb)

secure and keep for possible future use or application

"The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree"

retain(verb)

keep in one's mind

"I cannot retain so much information"

to continue to have in one's possession or power

I plan to retain the family heirlooms until my own children are mature enough to appreciate them, and then I will lovingly pass them on

to keep, control, or experience as one's own

that author retains the right to veto any changes in his books suggested by his publisher's notoriously intrusive editor

to provide with a paying job

her neighbor retained her as a nanny for the summer, thus giving her something to do until school started again

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Example Sentences of retain

We had to retain a lawyer.

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Antonyms for retain

give up hand over release relinquish surrender yield lack want ax axe can discharge dismiss fire sack

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Retain in different languages

  • صانَ, أَدَامَ, رَعَى, أَبْقَى, احتفظ, بَقَّى, حَفِظَArabic
  • ponechat Czech
  • behalten festhalten German
  • διατηρώ Greek
  • reteni Esperanto
  • detentar retener Spanish
  • säilyttää pitää pitää palvelus Finnish
  • conserver maintenir retenir French
  • coinnigh Irish
  • megtart Hungarian
  • habeo teneo retinent Latin
  • whakauenukuMaori
  • behouden Dutch
  • få motta Norwegian
  • zachować Polish
  • reter Portuguese
  • reține Romanian
  • нанимать оставить хранить сохранять сохранить оставлять Russian
  • få bevara Swedish
  • kaybetmemek elinden kaçırmamak alıkoymak tutmak unutmamak Turkish
  • 保留 Chinese

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