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retains

verb , present tense third-person singular of retain

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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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assumes, employs, engages, fees [chiefly Scottish], hires, lays on [chiefly British], pays, places, recruits, signs (up or on), takes on

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