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verb [transitive] formal retain pronunciation in American English /rɪˈteɪn/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyretain
he/she/itretains
present participleretaining
past tenseretained
past participleretained
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  1. 1
    to keep someone or something
    These programs encourage the elderly to retain their independence.
    We’re trying to recruit and retain skilled staff.
    The U.S. expects to retain control over the operation.
  2. 2
    to remember ideas or information
    I will retain a lasting and fond memory of him.

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