- vt. 保持；保留；记住；聘请
- vt. 保持; 保留 keep; continue to have or hold
- vt. 挡住 keep in place
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"
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"
- His speech could not retain the interest of his audience.
- I will retain my right.
- Does it retain the key elements of the original story?
- She has a good memory and finds it easy to retain matters.
- He retained the best lawyer in the state to defend his case.
- China dishes retain heat than metal ones do.
- She tried to retain her self-control.
- We shall retain our rights.
- This village still retains its old world character.
- She retains a clear memory of her schooldays.
- He finds it difficult to retain information.
- Her memory retained everything she read.
- They built a wall round the shore of the lake to retain the water.
- The tickets for the cinema must be retained well by a careful person.
- retain on〔upon,over〕 (v.+prep.)
对…保持… keep (sth such as influence) over (sb or sth)
retain sth on〔over〕 sth
How does an aging politician retain his hold on the loyalty of the voters?
His business has been taken over by a big corporation, but he still retains some control over it.
The bank has taken further steps to retain control over the value of the pound.
- retain an appearance of youth 看上去依旧年轻
- retain the characteristics of the working people 保持劳动人民的本色
- retain one's interest in life 保持着对人生的兴趣
- retain the memory of sb 仍记得某人
- retain a memory of one's schooldays 仍记得学生时代的情景
- retain basely 基本上保留
- retain gloriously 光荣地保留
- retain indefinitely 不明确地保留
- retain invariably 始终如一地保持
- retain righteously 正直地保留
- retain selfishly 自私地保留
- retain on〔over〕 对…保持…
Skin, which alone retained his hand to his arm.出自： A. Henry
- retain, keep, preserve, reserve
- 1.keep指把某一事物置于自己的权力或管理之下; retain和reserve同义,均指继续“保持”或“保存”某事物, retain是较为正式的用语,还可指记住某事; preserve指把某物“收藏”或“保存”好。
- 2.retain含有不失去的意味; reserve则强调继续保持而不致失去; preserve强调防止破坏作用,要采取措施使某物完好无损或质量不变。例如:
- His business has been taken over by a big corporation, but he still retains some control over it.他的商店被一家大公司接管了,但他仍保留部分控制权。
- You'd better reserve your strength for tomorrow's climb.你最好留点力气明天爬山。
- Salt preserves food from decay.盐能防止食物腐烂。
- ☆ 14世纪晚期进入英语，直接源自古法语的retinere：re (向后） + tenere (握），意为阻止，保留。
- keep 保持
- hold 拿着
- preserve 保护
- maintain 维持
- save 救
- keep hold of 握紧
- hold on to 紧紧抓住
- hang on to 紧紧抓住
- recall 回忆
- recollect 回忆
- keep in mind 记住
- remember 记得
- employ 雇佣
- withhold 抑制
- keep back 隐瞒
- keep on 反复地做
- hold back 阻碍
- reserve 保留
- conserve 蜜饯
- continue 继续
- abandon 放弃