Dictionary Results for retained


1. retain - verb

· hold back within; "This soil retains water"; "I retain this drug for a long time"; "the dam retains the water"

Hypernym(s): hold, bear, carry, contain




2. retain - verb

· allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature; "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"

Synonym(s): continue, keep, keep_on

Hypernym(s): prolong, sustain, keep_up




3. retain - verb

· secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree"

Synonym(s): hold, keep_back, hold_back

Hypernym(s): keep, hold_on




4. retain - verb

· keep in one's mind; "I cannot retain so much information"

Hypernym(s): remember, think_of




5. retained - adjective

· continued in your keeping or use or memory; "in...the retained pattern of dancers and guests remembered"

Synonym(s): maintained





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