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Detailed Translations for retain from English to Spanish


to retain verb (retains, retained, retaining)

  1. to retain (don't let go of; hold; keep)
  2. to retain
    – When Windows Disk Protection is enabled, to keep (not erase) the cache file on the hard disk when a user logs off or the computer is restarted. 1

Conjugations for retain:

  1. retain
  2. retain
  3. retains
  4. retain
  5. retain
  6. retain
simple past
  1. retained
  2. retained
  3. retained
  4. retained
  5. retained
  6. retained
present perfect
  1. have retained
  2. have retained
  3. has retained
  4. have retained
  5. have retained
  6. have retained
past continuous
  1. was retaining
  2. were retaining
  3. was retaining
  4. were retaining
  5. were retaining
  6. were retaining
  1. shall retain
  2. will retain
  3. will retain
  4. shall retain
  5. will retain
  6. will retain
continuous present
  1. am retaining
  2. are retaining
  3. is retaining
  4. are retaining
  5. are retaining
  6. are retaining
  1. be retained
  2. be retained
  3. be retained
  4. be retained
  5. be retained
  6. be retained
  1. retain!
  2. let's retain!
  3. retained
  4. retaining
1. I, 2. you, 3. he/she/it, 4. we, 5. you, 6. they

Translation Matrix for retain:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
mantener maintaining
VerbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
conservar retain can; conserve; cure; guard from; insert; keep; keep up; maintain; pickle; preserve; protect; provide for; salt; save; shield; souse; support; tin
guardar don't let go of; hold; keep; retain close; conserve; cover; draw; fence in; fence off; guard; guard from; herd; hide away; hoard; keep; keep and eye on; keep at home; keep up; keep watch over; lay up; lock up; look on; maintain; monitor; observe; patrol; pot; preserve; protect; put away; put in safety; put up; restrain; safeguard; salvage; save; seclude; secure; separate; set apart; shield; shut; stash away; stock; store; stuff away; supervise; tuck away; watch; watch over
mantener don't let go of; hold; keep; retain adore; aid someone financially; back someone; be fond of; continue; insist; keep up; love; maintain; not revoke; not take back; provide for; render permanent; support
- continue; hold; hold back; keep; keep back; keep on

Related Words for "retain":

  • retaining

Synonyms for "retain":

Related Definitions for "retain":

  1. keep in one's mind2
    • I cannot retain so much information2
  2. secure and keep for possible future use or application2
    • The landlord retained the security deposit2
  3. allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature2
    • She retains a lawyer2
    • She retained her composure2
    • this garment retains its shape even after many washings2
  4. hold back within2
    • This soil retains water2
    • I retain this drug for a long time2
    • the dam retains the water2
  5. When Windows Disk Protection is enabled, to keep (not erase) the cache file on the hard disk when a user logs off or the computer is restarted.1

Wiktionary Translations for retain:

  1. to keep in possession or use

Cross Translation:
retain retener retenir — Arrêter, maintenir, faire demeurer.
retain reprimir réprimer — Traductions à trier suivant le sens
retain tener; sujetar; llevar; aguantar tenir — Avoir en main, entre les bras, de manière à ne pas laisser aller.