Retain synonyms

rĭ-tān'
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Maintain is defined as to keep in a current state in order to prevent from failing or breaking or to carry on or to support or provide.
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To take hold of firmly with or as with the hand or arms; grip
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To keep or maintain intact:
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To grasp and hold tightly:
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(Archaic) To provide with a husband or become the husband of; marry
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To provide work to (someone) for pay:
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To obtain the services of in return for fixed payment.
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To involve oneself or become occupied; participate:
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To request return of (a product) to the manufacturer, as for necessary repairs or adjustments.
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To cause to wait or delay.
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To have (an event, thing, person, etc.) come to mind again; think of again
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Absorb is defined as to take in something and make it part of a larger unit.
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To grant a military commission to.
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To be capable of holding:
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To hold in the mind; entertain:
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To raise:
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To commit to memory; learn by heart.
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To hold as property or occupy in person; have as something that belongs to one; own
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To use one's memory to become aware of (something); recall to mind.
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To keep in store for future or special use.
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To have control over:
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(Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
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To hold
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To store, add to one's stores for later use.
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To remember; to be mindful of or pay attention.
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To teach
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To restrain is defined as to hold back or keep under control.
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To keep (something) safe; to safeguard.
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Withhold is defined as to hold back or refuse.
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(Law) To adjudicate (a cause of action) as insufficient to proceed further in court because of some deficiency in law or fact.
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To drive away by setting a fire.
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To emotionally disengage or to distract oneself from a situation.
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Used other than as an idiom: see pass,‎ up.
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Lose is defined as to wind up without something or to fail in a competition.
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(Dated) To squander.
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To set free from confinement or bondage:
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Free means to release or let go.
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To prevent (a pupil) to advance in a course
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To persevere in some condition, action, or belief
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To remind (oneself); remember.
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To object to; dislike:
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To think about or tell of past experiences or events:
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To come or bring to mind again
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To call to mind; remember:
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(Intransitive, idiomatic) To show emotion, to grieve or be concerned about something or someone.
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(Intransitive, followed by infinitive) To be able, permitted (to do something); to have the opportunity (to do something).
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Followed by with. General use, said of either fellow employees or instruments or clients.
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To proceed with (doing an activity); to prolong (an activity).
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(Idiomatic) To remain in an existing position.
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