Translation of "retain" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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retainverb [ T ]

uk /rɪˈteɪn/ us /rɪˈteɪn/

C2 formal to keep or continue to have something

保持;保留;保有
She has lost her battle to retain control of the company. 她被打敗了,失去了繼續掌管公司的權力。
He managed to retain his dignity throughout the performance. 在整個表演過程中,他設法保持了自己的尊嚴。
She succeeded in retaining her lead in the second half of the race. 在比賽的後半程中,她成功地保住了領先地位。
I have a good memory and am able to retain (= remember) facts easily. 我記憶力很好,記東西不費勁。

formal If a substance retains something, such as heat or water, it continues to hold or contain it.

保存;留住;容納
The sea retains the sun's warmth longer than the land. 海水儲存太陽的熱量的時間比陸地要長。
See also

specialized law to get the services of a lawyer by paying them before you need them

付定金聘請(律師)

More examples

  • He will retain the honorary title of non-executive chairman.
  • These plants need a rich soil which retains moisture.
  • When they divorced she retained a legal interest in the property.
  • The villagers retain a strong attachment to their traditional customs.
  • The management retains the right to refuse admission.

(Translation of “retain” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)