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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: retain(0.01318 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to retain.
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v 1: hold within; “This soil retains water”; “I retain this drug
for a long time”
2: allow to remain in a place or position; “We cannot continue
several servants any longer”; “She retains a lawyer”; “The
family's fortune waned and they could not keep their
household staff”; “Our grant has run out and we cannot
keep you on”; “We kept the work going as long as we could”
[syn: continue, keep, keep on, keep going]
3: secure and keep for possible future use or application; “The
landlord retained the security deposit”; “I reserve the
right to disagree” [syn: hold, keep back, hold back]
4: keep in one's mind; “I cannot retain so much information” English → English (gcide)
Retain \Re*tain"\, v. i.
1. To belong; to pertain. [Obs.]
A somewhat languid relish, retaining to bitterness.
2. To keep; to continue; to remain. [Obs.] --Donne.
Retain \Re*tain"\ (r[-e]*t[=a]n"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Retained (r[-e]*t[=a]nd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Retaining.]
[F. retainir, L. retinere; pref. re- re- + tenere to hold,
keep. See Tenable, and cf. Rein of a bridle, Retention,
1. To continue to hold; to keep in possession; not to lose,
part with, or dismiss; to restrain from departure, escape,
or the like. “Thy shape invisible retain.” --Shak.
Be obedient, and retain
Unalterably firm his love entire. --Milton.
An executor may retain a debt due to him from the
2. To keep in pay; to employ by a preliminary fee paid; to
hire; to engage; as, to retain a counselor.
A Benedictine convent has now retained the most
learned father of their order to write in its
3. To restrain; to prevent. [Obs.] --Sir W. Temple.
Retaining wall (Arch. & Engin.), a wall built to keep any
movable backing, or a bank of sand or earth, in its place;
-- called also retain wall.
Syn: To keep; hold; restrain. See Keep.