Synonyms & Antonyms : Retain





Retain



( Verb )


This dyke was duilt to
retain the flood water.

Synonyms:

Employ

Contain

Grip

Maintain

Preserve

Memories

Recall

Recollect

Engage

Maintain

Keep

Hold

Contextual Examples:

Under this Act nobody can
employ the workers on ad hoc basis.

The accused was allowed to
engage a lawyer for his defence.

It is very difficult to
maintain two establishments within the limited resources.

I do wish you wouldn’t
keep on interrupting

Mother asked the nurse to
hold the child for another couple of hours.



Antonyms:

Give up

Cede

Surrender

Relinquish

Renounce

Forsake

Abandon

Contextual Examples:

Edmund had
given up his studies before graduation.

I have
ceded a part of my property to an orphanage.

The Pakistani forces
surrendered to Indian forces in Bangladesh in 1971.

I have not yet
relinquished charge to my successor in the company.

I have
abandoned the idea of taking up a government job.


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