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verb as in hire

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He successfully leveraged skepticism about the system to aid his own ambitions to retain power.

The one thing that you have to retain is being able to celebrate you and your achievements, not as contrasted to anybody else’s.

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He legally retains authority over much of her day-to-day life, though he temporarily stepped away from that role in 2019.

This allows the cheese to retain its moisture and results in that smooth, Velveeta-like texture we love so much.

Researchers seem to agree that as children’s ability to retain memories emerges, their ability to recall particular events is increased when adults talk to them about what they experienced after the fact.

And despite the good scholarship the authors have managed to retain the buoyancy and upbeat air attendant on most comics.

Now both breweries are fighting to retain their half of the cake.

We still retain the 27 November habit, through sheer gluttony more than anything else.

Canada and the United States are the only industrialized countries that retain birthright citizenship.

Rohrabacher though did retain the bottle for official use in his Washington, D.C. office.

Still the King managed to retain his popularity, and in his own way attempted to ameliorate the lot of his subjects.

The latter, on his side, was anxious to retain Massna's affections, and at once offered him the command of the Army of Italy.

Since he died from cancer in the stomach, he could retain very little food.

Few students master these attachments thoroughly, and those who do, fail to retain them long.

They know where to find the coveted knowledge, but they do not possess it or retain it in their minds.


On this page you'll find 1069 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to retain, such as: carry, conduct, control, enjoy, have, and manage.

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