Translation of "retain" - English-French dictionary


verb /rəˈtein/

to continue to have, use, remember etc; to keep in one’s possession, memory etc

retenir, conserver
He finds it difficult to retain information
These dishes don’t retain heat very well.

to hold (something) back or keep (something) in its place

This wall was built to retain the water from the river in order to prevent flooding.

(Translation of “retain” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)