retained Definition

  • 1continue to have (something); keep possession of.
  • 2absorb and continue to hold (a substance).
  • 3employ (someone) for wages for a period.

Using retained: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "retained" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He retained his title as world champion.

  • Example

    The sponge retained the water.

  • Example

    She was retained by the company as a consultant.

retained Synonyms and Antonyms

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Summary: retained in Brief

The verb 'retained' [rɪˈteɪnd] means to keep or maintain possession of something, absorb and continue to hold a substance, or employ someone for wages for a period. It is often used in legal or business contexts, such as 'She was retained by the company as a consultant.' Synonyms include 'keep' and 'maintain,' while antonyms include 'release' and 'dismiss.'