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Definition of Retain

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.

Retain Quotations

When all the world appears to be in a tumult, and nature itself is feeling the assault of climate change, the seasons retain their essential rhythm. Yes, fall gives us a premonition of winter, but then, winter, will be forced to relent, once again, to the new beginnings of soft greens, longer light, and the sweet air of spring.
Madeleine M. Kunin

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
William J. H. Boetcker

Employees are a company's greatest asset - they're your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company's mission.
Anne M. Mulcahy

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.
Francis Bacon
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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
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