Definition of 'retain'
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Hedge your bets and retain good working relationships with all parties. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Also use window shutters and invest in thick curtains that will help to retain heat. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The high seating position has been retained but the seats themselves are considerably better. The Sun (2011)He retained that position for no more than half a second. THE DOG LISTENER: Learning the Language of your Best Friend (2002)There is a clause in the agreement which would require the academy to retain national pay and conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They retain the heat in special thermal bricks and then give off a steady output during the day. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Far better to retain flexibility to pay good bonuses in the good years and none in the bad years. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This means that we now have the confidence to retain the good and switch out of the obviously bad ones. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Often they retain elements of good judgement and islands of memory amidst the gradual deterioration and disintegration of their minds. Know Your Own Mind (1991)You can stop paying into a scheme at any time but your contributions will be retained and paid on retirement. The Sun (2012)Employers are having to battle harder to recruit and retain the good people and that plays against speed and flexibility. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Workers can stop paying into a scheme at any time but their contributions will be retained and paid on retirement. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The absence is proving costly in his bid to retain his jockeys' crown. The Sun (2010)The industrial exterior will be retained; interiors will be sleek and contemporary. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It's the only one that retains its original interior space and decor. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They retained that position for more than 500 years. Christianity Today (2000)America will retain top position in the global wealth index, defined by net worth of population. The Sun (2008)The birds are large enough that they will retain heat, and resting the meat improves its tenderness. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In hot countries, metal structures can retain heat and burn the plants that are growing on them. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A mill retains its original interior shape. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The interior retains such simplicity. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This enables him to link his savings to his mortgage, reducing the interest he pays but retaining access to his cash. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If your griddle pan is not heavy enough to retain sufficient heat, complete the cooking on the hob over a low temperature. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'retain'
British English: retain VERB
To retain something means to continue to have that thing.
The interior of the shop still retains a nineteenth-century atmosphere.
Definition of retain from the Collins English Dictionary
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