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English verb: remain

1. remain (change) stay the same; remain in a certain state


SamplesThe dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it.
Rest assured.
Stay alone.
He remained unmoved by her tears.
The bad weather continued for another week.


ExamplesJohn will remain angry


Synonymsrest, stay


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Something ----s Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s Adjective


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)be, keep, keep out, sit tight, stand, stay fresh, stay together, stick together


Antonymschange

2. remain (stative) continue in a place, position, or situation


SamplesAfter graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser.
Stay with me, please.
Despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year.
She continued as deputy mayor for another year.


Synonymscontinue, stay, stay on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)abide, bide, hold over, stay

3. remain (stative) be left; of persons, questions, problems, results, evidence, etc.


SamplesThere remains the question of who pulled the trigger.
Carter remains the only President in recent history under whose Presidency the U.S. did not fight a war.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)be

4. remain (stative) stay behind


SamplesThe smell stayed in the room.
The hostility remained long after they made up.


Synonymspersist, stay


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Narrower (hyponym)linger, stick









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