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Hold on to physically or mentally
“The descendants of her son, Charles Lennox, Duke of Richmond, who bought the family estate, Goodwood House, retain his title to this day.”
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To provide with a paying job
“During busy season, overtime is a given and layoffs during slow times may frustrate the ability to recruit and retain skilled employees.”
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To keep a particular state constant or consistent
“Germany will also be exempt, but following recent proposals from its government will retain its own mandatory system.”
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To keep in one's memory
“She needs tips on how to retain facts.”
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Retain for future use
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To postpone from being dealt with
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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 physically grip or grasp something
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To possess or be responsible for
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To maintain secretly in the mind
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To retrieve or preserve (something) from potential loss or adverse circumstances
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To refuse to provide (as per usual)
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To let (edited material) stand, or remain as it was
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To provide with a paying job
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To give official or legal power to
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Go over in one's memory
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To hold very tightly, as to not fall off
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To be in a strong enough position to have or secure (something)
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To offer for sale to the public
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To keep within a structure or container
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