retain

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retain /rɪˈteɪn/ verb
retains; retained; retaining
retain
/rɪˈteɪn/
verb
retains; retained; retaining
Learner's definition of RETAIN
[+ object] formal
: to continue to have or use (something) : keep
: to keep (someone) in a position, job, etc.
: to pay for the work of (a person or business)
: to keep (something) in your memory especially for a long period of time
: to continue to hold (something, such as heat or moisture) as time passes
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