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retain

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  • verbhold on to physically or mentally
  • verbhire
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Synonyms for retain

verb hold on to physically or mentally
  • absorb
  • cling to
  • contain
  • enjoy
  • have
  • hold
  • keep
  • maintain
  • own
  • possess
  • preserve
  • recognize
  • clutch
  • detain
  • grasp
  • husband
  • memorize
  • mind
  • recall
  • recollect
  • remember
  • reminisce
  • reserve
  • restrain
  • retrospect
  • save
  • withhold
  • bear in mind
  • hand onto
  • hold fast
  • keep in mind
  • keep possession
  • put away

Antonyms for retain

  • abandon
  • desert
  • disperse
  • dispossess
  • exclude
  • ignore
  • lack
  • let go
  • lose
  • miss
  • misunderstand
  • need
  • neglect
  • not have
  • release
  • want
  • disregard
  • forget
  • free
  • liberate
  • waste
  • fire
  • pass up
  • spend
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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verb. hire for job, use
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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