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retained, past tense; retained, past participle; retaining, present participle; retains, 3rd person singular present;
  1. Continue to have (something); keep possession of
    • - built in 1830, the house retains many of its original features
  2. Not abolish, discard, or alter
    • - the rights of defendants must be retained
  3. Keep in one's memory
    • - I retained a few French words and phrases
  4. Absorb and continue to hold (a substance)
    • - limestone is known to retain water
  5. Keep (something) in place; hold fixed
    • - remove the retaining bar
  6. Keep (someone) engaged in one's service
    • - he has been retained as a freelance
  7. Secure the services of (a person, esp. an attorney) with a preliminary payment
    • - retain an attorney to handle the client's business

  1. hold back within; "This soil retains water"; "I retain this drug for a long time"; "the dam retains the water"
  2. allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature; "We cannot continue several servants any longer"; "She retains a lawyer"; "The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff"; "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"; "We kept the work ...
  3. secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree"
  4. keep in one's mind; "I cannot retain so much information"
  5. (retained) continued in your keeping or use or memory; "in...the retained pattern of dancers and guests remembered"
  6. RETAIN is a mainframe based database system, accessed via IBM 3270 terminals (or more likely, emulators), used internally within IBM providing service support to IBM field personnel and customers.
  7. (Retained) In the United Kingdom, and Ireland, Retained Firefighters, also known as Firefighters working the Retained Duty System (RDS) are professional firefighters who may have full-time employment outside of the fire service but respond to emergency calls (via a radio pager) within their ...
  8. To keep in possession or use; To keep in one's pay or service; To employ by paying a retainer; To hold secure
  9. (retaining) Of or pertaining to something that retains something else, as with a retaining wall
  10. Retained stations are not permanently staffed, but the appliances on these stations are able to be mobilised within five minutes of a call. They are staffed by firefighters working on the retained duty system. ...
  11. (Retaining) walls are generally made of masonry, stone, brick, concrete, steel or timber.
  12. to keep in one’s mind or memory; to remember.
  13. An insurer will usually keep a portion of a risk that is ceded to a reinsurer. This amount or percentage is the retention.
  14. (JP 1-02) - When used in the context of deliberate planning, the directed command will keep the referenced operation plan, operation plan in concept format, or concept summary and any associated Joint Operation Planning System or Joint Operation Planning and Execution System automated data ...
  15. Move registration number from a vehicle to a certificate (DOT fee £105)
  16. Process of identifying and winning back inactive customers by re-engaging them.
  17. Keep or hold in a place or position.