Examples of retain in a Sentence
A landlord may retain part of your deposit if you break the lease.
They insisted on retaining old customs.
You will retain your rights as a citizen.
The TV show has retained its popularity for many years.
The company's goal is to attract and retain good employees.
The team failed to retain him, and he became a free agent.
They have decided to retain a firm to conduct a survey.
You may need to retain an attorney.
Recent Examples of retain from the Web
And any American attack on Syrian military assets also presents the possibility of conflict with Russia, which retains a significant footprint in Syria and was recently reported to be jamming U.S. drones operating in Syrian airspace.
Under the federal law Trump invoked in calling for National Guard troops, governors who send troops retain control over their state’s Guard members, and the US government picks up the cost.
Our company’s responsibility to recruit, hire, retain and train talented workers extends to this population.
Trustee Michael Meyers retained his seat and came in second with 17.5 percent of the vote.
Documents indicate that Mears will retain 10 percent ownership and that one member of the family will remain on the company board.
Experts recommended that companies retain font experts and conduct plenty of surveys before making a change.
Nick Shepherd Getty Images/Ikon Images Intel released their 2017 annual report on diversity this week, showing that the company is ahead of its overall workforce goals, but still struggling to hire, retain, and promote black talent.
The Augustinians retain ownership of the buildings, and guests can take a tour of the historic library, monastery, and chapel with one of the monks who still live in the separate monastic quarters.
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hang on to, hold on to;
Synonym Discussion of retain
- keep this while I'm gone
- managed to retain their dignity even in poverty
- detained them for questioning
- withheld information from the authorities
- reserve some of your energy for the last mile
RETAIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of retain for English Language Learners
: to continue to have or use (something)
: to keep (someone) in a position, job, etc.
: to pay for the work of (a person or business)
RETAIN Defined for Kids
Word Root of retain
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