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Definition of Retain


  1. To continue to hold; to keep in possession; not to lose, part with, or dismiss; to retrain from departure, escape, or the like.
  2. To keep in pay; to employ by a preliminary fee paid; to hire; to engage; as, to retain a counselor.
  3. To restrain; to prevent.
  4. To belong; to pertain.
  5. To keep; to continue; to remain.
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Retain Translations

retain in Danish is opholde
retain in Dutch is reserveren, detineren, ophouden
retain in French is retenez, retiennent, retiens, retenons
retain in German is einbehalten, festhalten, beibehalten, halten
retain in Italian is trattenere
retain in Portuguese is retenha
retain in Spanish is retener