Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (v) retain (hold back within) "This soil retains water"; "I retain this drug for a long time"; "the dam retains the water"
- S: (v) retain, continue, keep, keep on (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 going as long as we could"; "She retained her composure"; "this garment retains its shape even after many washings"
- S: (v) retain, hold, keep back, hold back (secure and keep for possible future use or application) "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree"
- S: (v) retain (keep in one's mind) "I cannot retain so much information"