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retain
'retain' - used as a verb
1. hold within
This soil retains water
I retain this drug for a long time
2. allow to remain in a place or position
She retains a lawyer
3. secure and keep for possible future use or application
The landlord retained the security deposit
4. keep in one's mind
I cannot retain so much information

derived forms
1. Retain / Past
retained
2. Retain / Third Person
retains
3. Retain / Present Participle
retaining
Variations of 'retain'
 
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The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. - Click here to find out.
Fact of the day
It is very common for babies in New Zealand to sleep on sheepskins. This is to help them gain weight faster, and retain their body heat.