Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
retain /ri'tein/
  • ngoại động từ
    • giữ, cầm lại
      • dykes retain the river water: đê điều ngăn giữ nước sông
    • ghi nhớ
    • thuê (luật sư)
    • vẫn giữ, vẫn có, vẫn duy trì, vân dùng, không bỏ, không thừa nhận
      • to retain one's composure: vẫn giữ bình tĩnh
      • to retain control of...: vẫn nắm quyền kiểm soát..., vẫn làm chủ...
Concise Dictionary
+hold within
+allow to remain in a place or position
+secure and keep for possible future use or application
+keep in one's mind

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 keep (possession of), hold (on to), save, preserve, Colloq hang on to:
Retain the receipt in case you wish to exchange the merchandise.
2 engage, hire, employ, commission, take on:
We have retained a caretaker to look after the estate.
3 hold, absorb, contain, soak up, preserve:
This type of soil retains little water.
4 remember, keep or bear or have in mind, recall, remain aware of, memorize, impress on the memory, recollect:
As he aged, he found it increasingly difficult to retain even the simplest information such as names and dates.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ verb [VN] (rather formal)
1 to keep sth; to continue to have sth: to retain your freedom / independence + He struggled to retain control of the situation. + The house retains much of its original charm. + She retained her tennis title for the third year.
2 to continue to hold or contain sth: a soil that retains moisture + This information is no longer retained within the computer's main memory. + (figurative) She has a good memory and finds it easy to retain facts.
3 (law) if a member of the public retains sb such as a lawyer, he or she pays money regularly or in advance so the lawyer, etc. will do work for him or her: a retaining fee + to retain the services of a lawyer
Collocation Dictionary


still | no longer | somehow
Despite the decay the mosque somehow retained a profound grandeur.


be keen to, hope to, want to, wish to | attempt to, seek to, struggle to, try to
He struggled to retain control of the situation.
| manage to | help (to) | be allowed to, be entitled to, have the right to
He was allowed to retain his parliamentary seat.


The president retained her as his chief adviser.

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