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retained

adjective

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as in owned, possessed

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retained

verb
past tense of retain

Synonyms & Antonyms of retained (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to continue to have in one's possession or power
  • 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

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2 to keep, control, or experience as one's own
  • that author retains the right to veto any changes in his books suggested by his publisher's notoriously intrusive editor

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3 to provide with a paying job
  • her neighbor retained her as a nanny for the summer, thus giving her something to do until school started again

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“Retained.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/retained. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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