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We found 38 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word retain:
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General dictionaries General (29 matching dictionaries)
  1. retain: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. retain: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. retain: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. retain: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. retain: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. retain: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Retain, retain: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. retain: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. retain: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. retain: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. retain: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. retain: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. retain: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. retain: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. retain: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. retain: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. RETAIN, Retain: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Retain: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. retain: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. retain: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. retain: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. retain: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. retain: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  24. retain: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  25. retain: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  26. retain: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  27. retain: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. retain: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  2. retain: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. retain: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. retain: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (4 matching dictionaries)
  1. retain: Encyclopedia of Graphic Symbols [home, info]
  2. RETAIN: Acronym Finder [home, info]
  3. RETAIN: AbbreviationZ [home, info]
  4. retain: Idioms [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Retain: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (retain)

verb:  secure and keep for possible future use or application ("The landlord retained the security deposit")
verb:  allow to remain in a place or position ("She retains a lawyer")
verb:  hold within ("This soil retains water")
verb:  keep in one's mind ("I cannot retain so much information")

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Words similar to retain:   keep, continue, engage, hold, reserve, retained, retaining, hold back, keep back, keep on, more...

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