Definition 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.

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