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To hold on to or continue to have something, both physically or mentally
hast (archaic)
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“Conductors, too, can retain their musical powers long after physical vigor has departed.”
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To employ by paying a retainer
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“We are looking to retain a few lawyers to deal with the legalities of our upcoming expansion.”
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To keep in one's memory
“Repetition will certainly help you retain the information.”
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To store or set aside for future use
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To postpone from being dealt with
axeUK
axUS
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To refuse to give (something that is due to or is desired by another)
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To prevent or protect (something) from being destroyed
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To retrieve or preserve (something) from potential loss or adverse circumstances
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To let (edited material) stand, or remain as it was
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Go over in one's memory
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To be in a strong enough position to have or secure (something)
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To keep within a structure or container
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