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Synonyms for retain

Synonyms for (verb) retain

Synonyms: retain Definition: keep in one's mind Usage: I cannot retain so much information

Similar words: think of, remember Definition: keep in mind for attention or consideration Usage: Remember the Alamo; Remember to call your mother every day!; Think of the starving children in India!

Synonyms: keep back, hold, hold back, retain Definition: secure and keep for possible future use or application Usage: The landlord retained the security deposit; I reserve the right to disagree

Similar words: hold on, keep Definition: retain possession of Usage: Can I keep my old stuffed animals?; She kept her maiden name after she married

Synonyms: continue, retain, keep, keep on Definition: allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature Usage: We cannot continue several servants any longer; She retains a lawyer; The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff; Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on; We kept the work going as long as we could; She retained her composure; this garment retains its shape even after many washings

Similar words: prolong, keep up, sustain Definition: lengthen or extend in duration or space Usage: We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible; prolong the treatment of the patient; keep up the good work

Synonyms: retain Definition: hold back within Usage: This soil retains water; I retain this drug for a long time; the dam retains the water

Similar words: hold, carry, contain, bear Definition: contain or hold; have within Usage: The jar carries wine; The canteen holds fresh water; This can contains water