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  Definition of retain
  1. keep in one''s mind; "I cannot retain so much information"
  2. secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree"
  3. allow to remain in a place or position; "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
  4. hold within; "This soil retains water"; "I retain this drug for a long time"
Similar Words: hold, keep back, hold back, continue, keep, keep on, keep going

 

Hyponyms: hold down

 

Grouped Verbs: run on, keep going, continue, persist in

 

Derivational Morphology: memory, retention, retentiveness, keeping, holding, lengthiness, prolongation, continuation, protraction

 

Anagrams: nerita, retina

 

 
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