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Engelsk udsagnsord: retain

1. retain (om tilstand) hold back within


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThis soil retains water.
I retain this drug for a long time.
The dam retains the water.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerbear, carry, contain, hold

2. retain (om adfærd) allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWe 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.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)continue, keep, keep on


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Mindre specifikke termerkeep up, prolong, sustain


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningcontinue, persist in

3. retain (om forhold) secure and keep for possible future use or application


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe landlord retained the security deposit.
I reserve the right to disagree.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)hold, hold back, keep back


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerhold on, keep


Mere specifikke termerhold down

4. retain (om erkendelse) keep in one's mind


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningI cannot retain so much information.


Eksempler på anvendelseThey won't retain the story


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerremember, think of









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