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retain

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retain as in hold back within
  • "This soil retains water"
  • "I retain this drug for a long time"
  • "the dam retains the water"
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retain as in 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"

Synonyms

  • continue continue a certain state, condition, or activity; continue talking; keep or maintain in unaltered condition; move ahead; allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature; do something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop; continue after an interruption; continue in a place, position, or situation; span an interval of distance, space or time; exist over a prolonged period of time
  • keep the financial means whereby one lives; the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress ; a cell in a jail or prison ; cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; continue a certain state, condition, or activity; retain possession of; stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state; conform one's action or practice to; stick to correctly or closely; look after; maintain by writing regular records; supply with room and board; allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature; supply with necessities and support; fail to spoil or rot; behave as expected during of holidays or rites; maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger; raise; retain rights to; store or keep customarily; have as a supply; maintain for use and service; hold and prevent from leaving; prevent the action or expression of; prevent (food) from rotting
  • keep on allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature
retain as in secure and keep for possible future use or application
  • "The landlord retained the security deposit"
  • "I reserve the right to disagree"

Synonyms

  • hold the act of grasping; understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; power by which something or someone is affected or dominated; time during which some action is awaited; a state of being confined (usually for a short time); a stronghold ; a cell in a jail or prison ; the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo ; cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; have or hold in one's hands or grip; organize or be responsible for; have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view; maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement; secure and keep for possible future use or application; have rightfully; be the physical support of; contain or hold; have room for; remain in a certain state, position, or condition; support or hold in a certain manner; be valid, applicable, or true; assert or affirm; have as a major characteristic; be capable of holding or containing; arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; protect against a challenge or attack; bind by an obligation; hold the attention of; remain committed to; resist or confront with resistance; be pertinent or relevant or applicable; stop dealing with; lessen the intensity of; keep from departing; take and maintain control over, often by violent means; cause to stop; cover as for protection against noise or smell; drink alcohol without showing ill effects; aim, point, or direct; declare to be; be in accord; keep from exhaling or expelling
  • keep back secure and keep for possible future use or application; hold back; prevent the action or expression of
  • hold back hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; refrain from doing; wait before acting; secure and keep for possible future use or application; hold back; prevent the action or expression of
retain as in keep in one's mind
  • "I cannot retain so much information"

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