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verb [transitive] formal retain pronunciation in American English /rɪˈteɪn/
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present tense
present participleretaining
past tenseretained
past participleretained
  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.
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  2. 2
    to remember ideas or information
    I will retain a lasting and fond memory of him.
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  3. 3
    to employ a professional person such as a lawyer or doctor by paying an amount of money called a retainer before the work is done
    It will cost $2,500 to retain a good lawyer.
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