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Another word for retain

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Verb
  1. To keep at one's disposal

      1. To hold as property or occupy in person; have as something that belongs to one; own
      2. (--- Archaic) To control or maintain (one's nature) in a particular condition:
      3. (Archaic) To cause (oneself) to own, hold, or master something, such as property or knowledge.
      1. To have control over:
      2. To admit as being in accordance with fact, truth, or a claim; acknowledge:
      3. To possess; hold as personal property; have
      1. To keep from falling or moving; support:
      2. To maintain a desired or accustomed position or condition:
      3. To stop the movement or progress of:
      1. Used with a past participle to form the present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect tenses indicating completed action:
      2. To hold in the hand or in control; own; possess
      3. (Informal) To hold at a disadvantage or to overcome
    See also:

    keep

  2. To have and maintain in one's possession

    See also:

    keep

  3. To persevere in some condition, action, or belief

    See also:

    continue

  4. To renew an image or thought in the mind

      1. To recall a thought or an image to mind:
      2. To have or formulate in the mind:
      3. To call to mind; recall; remember
      1. To regain health, vigor, or good spirits:
      2. To come or bring back into use or attention
      3. To come or bring to mind again
      1. To think about or tell of past experiences or events:
      2. To think, talk, or write about remembered events or experiences
      1. To retain in the memory:
      2. To keep (a person) in mind with some feeling, as of pleasure, gratitude, etc.
      3. To recall to the mind with effort; think of again:
      1. To have a recollection; remember
      2. To use one's memory to become aware of (something); recall to mind.
      3. To call back to mind; recall; remember, esp. with some effort
      1. To cancel, take back, or revoke:
      2. To call back; ask or order to return; specif., to ask purchasers to return (an imperfect or dangerous product), often so that a manufacturing defect can be corrected
      3. To bring back to mind; remember
      1. To behave obediently:
      2. (Regional) To bring (an object or idea) to mind; remember.
      3. To pay attention to:
      1. To cause (oneself) to reflect on or consider.
      2. To remind (oneself); remember.
      3. To bring (oneself) to think of or recollect; remind (oneself)
  5. To obtain the use or services of

Another word for retain

Verb
  1. To hold

    See also:

    hold

  2. To keep

      1. To manage economically; conserve
      2. To use sparingly or economically; conserve:
      3. (Archaic) To provide with a husband or become the husband of; marry
      1. (Archaic) To divorce.
      2. To place out of the way, clean up.
      3. (Colloquial) To consume (food or drink), especially in large quantities.
      1. To protect (wildlife or natural resources) in a designated area, often for regulated hunting or fishing.
      2. To keep in perfect or unaltered condition; maintain unchanged:
      3. To save from decay by the use of some preservative substance, such as as sugar or salt; to season and prepare (fruits, meat, etc.) for storage.
    See also:

    maintain

  3. To reserve services

      1. To draw into; involve:
      2. To obtain or contract for the services of; employ:
      3. To involve oneself or become occupied; participate:
      1. To engage the temporary use of for a fee; rent:
      2. To pay for (work to be done)
      3. To get the services of (a person) or the use of (a thing) in return for payment; employ or engage
      1. To provide work and pay for
      2. To engage the services or labor of for pay; hire
      3. To provide work to (someone) for pay:
    See also:

    hire

  4. To remember

      1. To request return of (a product) to the manufacturer, as for necessary repairs or adjustments.
      2. To cancel, take back, or revoke:
      3. To call back; ask or order to return; specif., to ask purchasers to return (an imperfect or dangerous product), often so that a manufacturing defect can be corrected
      1. To become aware or informed of; find out:
      2. To teach
      3. To get knowledge of (a subject) or skill in (an art, trade, etc.) by study, experience, instruction, etc.
    See also:

    remember