Complete Definition of "retain"

English

Etymology
From French retenir, to retain

Pronunciation
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Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-eɪn|-eɪn

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To keep in possession or use.
  2. transitive To keep in one's pay or service.
  3. transitive To employ by paying a retainer.
  4. transitive To hold secure.

Synonyms
keep

Related terms
retainer

Translations
trans-top|to keep in possession or use
Finnish: pitää, säilyttää
German: behalten
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Spanish: detentar
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trans-top|to keep in one's pay or service
Finnish: pitää palvelus|palveluksessaan
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trans-top|to employ by paying a retainer
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trans-top|to hold secure
German: festhalten
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