Definitions of retain:
  • verb:   secure and keep for possible future use or application
    Example: "The landlord retained the security deposit"
  • verb:   allow to remain in a place or position
    Example: "She retains a lawyer"
  • verb:   hold within
    Example: "This soil retains water"
  • verb:   keep in one's mind
    Example: "I cannot retain so much information"

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