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verb [transitive] formal retain pronunciation in British English /rɪˈteɪn/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyretain
he/she/itretains
present participleretaining
past tenseretained
past participleretained
  1. 1
    to keep someone or something

    These plans encourage the elderly to retain their independence.

    We're trying to recruit and retain skilled staff.

    The US expects to retain control over the operation.

  2. 2
    to remember ideas or information

    I shall retain a lasting and fond memory of him.

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