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
Joshua retained his International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association heavyweight belts after a 10th-round technical knockout victory over Carlos Takam on Saturday in Cardiff, Wales.
Aetna retained ownership of its pharmacy-benefit manager, while CVS took over administration of drug spending.
Army suspended defensive coordinator Jay Bateman for two weeks in February and fined him $25,000, but Bateman also retained his position.
Those owners would retain title to their quotas, though, so the upshot might be fewer, larger vessels fishing on behalf of consortia, rather than the rugged individualism of today.
In the midfield, only Kenney Walker and Corben Bone were retained.
But the firm will retain ownership of 2,793 apartments across the U.S., which Milhaus values at $689 million.
In a digital information economy, where money’s history must be remembered and the past is retained as an asset in the present, then there may be fees to pay as well as dividends to receive.
The village is under no obligation to retain the seven new hires after the grant expires in three years if doing so is not financially prudent, officials said.
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Synonymshold, reserve, keep, withhold
Antonymsgive up, hand over, release, relinquish, surrender, yield
Related Wordsconserve, guard, preserve, protect, save; boast, enjoy, have, own, possess; command, control, detain, direct, manage, rule; bear, harbor; cherish, cling (to), hug, treasure
Near Antonymsabandon, cede, drop; contribute, donate, give, hand out; discard, dump; decline, reject, repudiate, spurn; lose
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
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