Crossword solutions & Synonyms for
Retain

3 September 2020 Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We have 12 answers for the crossword clue Retain. We last saw the 'Retain' clue in Evening Standard Quick Crossword on Thursday, 03 September 2020.

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Definitions and usage

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  • Secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree"
  • Keep in one's mind; "I cannot retain so much information"
  • Hold back within; "This soil retains water"; "I retain this drug for a long time"; "the dam retains the water"
  • Allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature; "We 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"

Anagrams

We found 4 anagrams for the word 'Retain'.

Nerita
  • A neritid gastropod having a short smooth or spirally ridged shell with thick usually toothed outer lip and toothed operculum
ratine
  • Definition Unavailable
retina
  • The innermost light-sensitive membrane covering the back wall of the eyeball; it is continuous with the optic nerve
tanier
  • Definition Unavailable

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

OWN

Have ownership or possession of; "He owns three houses in Florida"; "How many cars does she have?"

4 Letters

HOLD

The act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"

KEEP

A cell in a jail or prison

6 Letters

ENGAGE

Carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns); "Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe"

KEEPON

Allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature; "We 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"

8 Letters

CONTINUE

Continue a certain state, condition, or activity; "Keep on working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight"

HOLDBACK

Wait before acting; "the scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment"

HOLDONTO

KEEPBACK

Secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree"

MAINTAIN

Support against an opponent; "The appellate court upheld the verdict"

PRESERVE

A reservation where animals are protected

9 Letters

HOLD ONTO

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