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The Meaning of retain

  • (v. t.) To continue to hold; to keep in possession; not to lose, part with, or dismiss; to retrain from departure, escape, or the like.
  • (v. t.) To keep in pay; to employ by a preliminary fee paid; to hire; to engage; as, to retain a counselor.
  • (v. t.) To restrain; to prevent.
  • (v. i.) To belong; to pertain.
  • (v. i.) To keep; to continue; to remain.

Synonyms

keep on , continue , keep back , hold back , hold , keep , go along , celebrate , remain , stay on , go on , stay , carry on , cover , save , hold on , persist in , go forward , prevent , keep open , uphold , extend , proceed , maintain , hold open , restrain , observe , bear on , preserve , sustain , stay fresh , accommodate , wait , book , withhold , moderate , view as , support , apply , harbour , defend , take hold , bind , deem , hold up , hold off , take , have , concord , check , make , admit , go for , take for , throw , defy , control , turn back , harbor , obligate , carry , give , adjudge , entertain , forbear , nurse , oblige , curb , conceal , confine , have got , arrest , withstand , agree , hold in , halt , contain , concur , guard , prevail , reserve , obtain , declare , stop , bear , detain , protect , fulfil , obey , refrain , conduct

Rhymes

abstain , again , airplane , alain , alayne , ane , aquitaine , arcane , arraign , ascertain , attain , bahrain , bain , bane , biplane , birdbrain , blain , blaine , bloodstain , brain , brattain , brisbane , butane , cain , caine , campaign , cane , cellophane , chain , champagne , champaign , champlain , charlemagne , cheyne , chlordane , cocaine , complain , contain , costain , crane , dane , deign , delaine , detain , disdain , dogbane , domain , drain , duane , duquesne , dwayne , elaine , entertain , ethane , explain , eyestrain , fain , fane , feign , fontaine , forebrain , gain , germaine , germane , grain , henbane , humane , hurricane , hussein , inane , inhumane , insane , jain , jane , jayne , kain , kane , kayne , lain , lane , laraine , legerdemain , lindane , lorain , loraine , lorraine , main , maine , maintain , mane , membrane , messiaen , methane , migraine , monoplane , moraine , mundane , obtain , ordain , pain , paine , pane , payne , pentane , pertain , plain , plane , polyurethane , preordain , procaine , profane , propane , rain , rayne , refrain , regain , reign , rein , remain , restrain , retrain , romain , romaine , sain , sane , seatrain , skein , slain , spain , sprain , stain , stane , strain , sustain , swain , terrain , thane , train , twain , ukraine , urbane , urethane , vain , vane , vein , wain , wane , warplane , wayne , windowpane , zane , ahlen , aine , alaine , alane , allain , aven , ayn , baine , bayne , beauchaine , beauchene , biscayne , blane , blayne , cayne , chastain , constrain , crain , dayne , decrane , defrain , deschaine , devane , dewayne , domaine , draine , drane , duan , duchaine , dufrane , dushane , duwayne , elayne , fein , floodplain , fraine , frane , frayn , galane , grein , hahne , hain , hane , hayn , helane , heyne , hossain , iain , jermaine , jyishane , kahane , krain , krane , krein , lehane , maclaine , mcbane , mccain , mccane , mckain , mclain , mclean , mcwain , mustain , paign , quain , charlayne , craine , crayne , dahrain , demain , elane , frain , frayne , frein , germain , hayne , heyn , kaine , lafountain , laine , lennane , ln , mayne , mcbain , mcclain , mcclaine , mcclane , mcguane , mckane , mclane , mcquain , meyn , morain , okane , overtrain , raine , reine , ruane , sartain , serbaine , shain , shaine , shane , shayne , slaine , slane , swaine , swayne , thain , thaine , tirane , torain , trane , tremaine , tulane , uptain , urbain , veyne , vrain