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Synonyms for retain

to keep at one's disposal

to have and maintain in one's possession

to persevere in some condition, action, or belief


to renew an image or thought in the mind

to obtain the use or services of

Synonyms for retain

hold back within

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

secure and keep for possible future use or application

keep in one's mind

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Thus King Louis lost Lombardy by not having followed any of the conditions observed by those who have taken possession of countries and wished to retain them.
Or an organ might be retained for one alone of its former functions.
Rudimentary organs may be compared with the letters in a word, still retained in the spelling, but become useless in the pronunciation, but which serve as a clue in seeking for its derivation.
Though they generally professed the Roman Catholic religion, yet it was mixed, occasionally, with some of their ancient superstitions; and they retained much of the Indian belief in charms and omens.
I wonder not that the restraint appears to gall you more it were for your honour to have retained the dress and language of an outlaw, than to veil the deeds of one under an affectation of gentle language and demeanour.''
I would she had retained her original haughtiness of disposition, or that I had a larger share of Front-de-B uf's thrice-tempered hardness of heart!''
His favorite oath is retained, and a slight mention is made of the daemonium, or internal sign, which is alluded to by Socrates as a phenomenon peculiar to himself.
In all the different representations of Socrates, whether of Xenophon or Plato, and the differences of the earlier or later Dialogues, he always retains the character of the unwearied and disinterested seeker after truth, without which he would have ceased to be Socrates.
The PSL released the list of players retained by the franchises for the upcoming season earlier today.
Mohammad Irfan has been retained as ambassador, which puts him in Diamond category.
Comilla also couldn't retain the Afghanistan spin trio of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, as they will all play in the Big Bash League, which will run from December 19 to February 17.
@UKenyatta @WilliamsRuto kindly retain Matiangi CS for Education.
It is the marquee Indian players -- most teams look to have a couple -- and quality domestic players -- teams mostly have four to five in their outfit -- that every team looks to retain as they are the ones forming the nucleus of the teams.
The same goes for the Royals as well, with the Rajasthan-based IPL side, also not too surprisingly, deciding to retain Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Shane Watson, James Faulkner and Stuart Binny, according to ESPN Cricinfo.
Provider of resource planning software Retain International on Monday announced the launch of its new web-based resource planning solution for businesses, Retain Web Corporate, which combines functionality of the company's Retain Planner software with client-hosted web servers and database to provide a secure, flexible and scalable resource planning solution.