to continue to have or use something; to keep something in possession
- So you can't retain them all.
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- Okay, what, was I supposed to retain information about you?
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- I'm trying to learn Spanish, and I'm having a difficult time learning 1 word and retaining it.
From Freddie Highmore on the Nasal Party Trick He Retired