Translation of "retain" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /rɪˈteɪn/ us /rɪˈteɪn/

to continue to keep something

The local authority will retain control of the school.

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


verb /rəˈtein/

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

retener, conservar
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-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)