Retain: Verb

retain LELB Society /rɪˈteɪn/
verb [T]
1. SLIGHTLY FORMAL to keep or continue to have something:
She has lost her battle to retain control of the company.
2. SLIGHTLY FORMAL If a substance retains something, such as heat or water, it continues to hold or contain it:
The sea retains the sun’s warmth longer than the land.
3. LEGAL to obtain the services of a lawyer by paying them in advance

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