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English definition of “remain”

remain

verb     /rɪˈmeɪn/
B1 [I or L] formal to stay in the same place or in the same condition : The doctor ordered him to remain in bed for a few days . Most commentators expect the basic rate of tax to remain at 25 percent . [+ to infinitive] A great many things remain to be done (= have not yet been done). He remained silent . It remains a secret . The bank will remain open while renovations are carried out.Staying and remainingWaitingKeeping and staying the sameNot able to be changed B2 [I] to continue to exist when other parts or other things no longer exist : After the flood , nothing remained of the village . Only a few hundred of these animals remain today.Staying and remainingWaiting
(Definition of remain verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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