keep; continue to have or hold
keep in place
"This soil retains water"
"I retain this drug for a long time"
"the dam retains the water"
"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"
"The landlord retained the security deposit"
"I reserve the right to disagree"
"I cannot retain so much information"
Skin, which alone retained his hand to his arm.
出自： A. Henry
His business has been taken over by a big corporation, but he still retains some control over it.
The bank has taken further steps to retain control over the value of the pound.