Crossword Clue and Answers

Let's see if we can help you solve the crossword puzzle "Retain", we have 14 possible answers for this crossword clue, so hopefully we can assist you.

This clue in was most recently seen in the wild in Evening Standard Quick Crossword.

We classify Retain to be a VERY COMMON crossword clue as we've seen it more than 14 times in a variety of crossword publications.

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  • Evening Standard Quick Crossword - Thursday, 28 Oct 2021
  • The Daily Mail Quick - Wednesday, 15 Sep 2021
  • The New York Times Crossword - Tuesday, 20 Jul 2021
  • The Sun Cryptic - Wednesday, 23 Jun 2021
  • Evening Standard Quick Crossword - Wednesday, 9 Jun 2021
  • Irish Independent - Simple - Saturday, 15 May 2021
  • The Mirror Classic - Monday, 22 Mar 2021
  • Evening Standard Quick Crossword - Thursday, 18 Feb 2021
  • The Daily Mail Quick - Thursday, 17 Dec 2020
  • The Mirror Classic - Wednesday, 16 Dec 2020
  • The Mirror Classic - Wednesday, 9 Dec 2020
  • Evening Standard Quick Crossword - Thursday, 3 Dec 2020

Crossword Answers

3 letters

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

4 letters

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"

SEAT Mike Smallman

KEEP Surinder Sobti

A cell in a jail or prison

6 letters

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"

Carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in; "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion"

8 letters

Fruit preserved by cooking with sugar


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

Hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in South East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"

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

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"