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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To hold onto; to keep. Also: To hire or have the services of.

Usage examples (38)
  • A good book retains its interior heat and will warm a generation yet unborn.
  • I cannot retain so much information
  • But when half the drivers on the road are "car thieves," does the term retain its meaning?
  • What has made her name retain its magic for decades? for more
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