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Retain Definition

(verb)

Definitions

secure and keep for possible future use or application


Examples

The landlord retained the security deposit

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(verb)

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


Examples

She retains a lawyer

She retained her composure

this garment retains its shape even after many washings

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(verb)

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hold back within


Examples

This soil retains water

I retain this drug for a long time

the dam retains the water

(verb)

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keep in one's mind


Examples

I cannot retain so much information