Retain

While searching our database we found 1 possible solution for the: Retain crossword clue. This crossword clue was last seen on 23 June 2021 The Sun Coffee Time Crossword puzzle. The solution we have for Retain has a total of 4 letters.

Answer

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Definition

To care; to desire.
To hold; to restrain from departure or removal; not to let go of; to retain in one's power or possession; not to lose; to retain; to detain.
To cause to remain in a given situation or condition; to maintain unchanged; to hold or preserve in any state or tenor.
To have in custody; to have in some place for preservation; to take charge of.
To preserve from danger, harm, or loss; to guard.
To preserve from discovery or publicity; not to communicate, reveal, or betray, as a secret.
To attend upon; to have the care of; to tend.
To record transactions, accounts, or events in; as, to keep books, a journal, etc. ; also, to enter (as accounts, records, etc. ) in a book.
To maintain, as an establishment, institution, or the like; to conduct; to manage; as, to keep store.
To supply with necessaries of life; to entertain; as, to keep boarders.
To have in one's service; to have and maintain, as an assistant, a servant, a mistress, a horse, etc.
To have habitually in stock for sale.
To continue in, as a course or mode of action; not to intermit or fall from; to hold to; to maintain; as, to keep silence; to keep one's word; to keep possession.
To observe; to adhere to; to fulfill; not to swerve from or violate; to practice or perform, as duty; not to neglect; to be faithful to.
To confine one's self to; not to quit; to remain in; as, to keep one's house, room, bed, etc. ; hence, to haunt; to frequent.
To observe duty, as a festival, etc. ; to celebrate; to solemnize; as, to keep a feast.
To remain in any position or state; to continue; to abide; to stay; as, to keep at a distance; to keep aloft; to keep near; to keep in the house; to keep before or behind; to keep in favor; to keep out of company, or out reach.
To last; to endure; to remain unimpaired.
To reside for a time; to lodge; to dwell.
To take care; to be solicitous; to watch.
To be in session; as, school keeps to-day.
The act or office of keeping; custody; guard; care; heed; charge.
The state of being kept; hence, the resulting condition; case; as, to be in good keep.
The means or provisions by which one is kept; maintenance; support; as, the keep of a horse.
That which keeps or protects; a stronghold; a fortress; a castle; specifically, the strongest and securest part of a castle, often used as a place of residence by the lord of the castle, especially during a siege; the donjon. See Illust. of Castle.
That which is kept in charge; a charge.
A cap for retaining anything, as a journal box, in place.

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