retain: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ri-tān'), [key]
- to keep possession of.
- to continue to use, practice, etc.: to retain an old custom.
- to continue to hold or have: to retain a prisoner in custody; a cloth that retains its color.
- to keep in mind; remember.
- to hold in place or position.
- to engage, esp. by payment of a preliminary fee: to retain a lawyer.
- retain (Thesaurus)