Synonyms and Antonyms of retain
- I plan to retain the family heirlooms until my own children are mature enough to appreciate them, and then I will lovingly pass them on.
hang on to, hold on to
- That author retains the right to veto any changes in his books suggested by his publisher's notoriously intrusive editor.
- Her neighbor retained her as a nanny for the summer, thus giving her something to do until school started again.
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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