verb (used with object)
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He successfully leveraged skepticism about the system to aid his own ambitions to retain power.What happens to an entrenched two-party system when one party undermines the system?|Philip Bump|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
The one thing that you have to retain is being able to celebrate you and your achievements, not as contrasted to anybody else’s.How Gideon the Ninth author Tamsyn Muir queers the space opera|Constance Grady|February 5, 2021|Vox
He legally retains authority over much of her day-to-day life, though he temporarily stepped away from that role in 2019.Britney Spears and the trauma of being young, female and famous in the ’90s|Ashley Fetters|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
This allows the cheese to retain its moisture and results in that smooth, Velveeta-like texture we love so much.
Researchers seem to agree that as children’s ability to retain memories emerges, their ability to recall particular events is increased when adults talk to them about what they experienced after the fact.What happens to our lost childhood memories? Motherhood sent me looking for answers.|Missy Ryan|February 4, 2021|Washington Post
And despite the good scholarship the authors have managed to retain the buoyancy and upbeat air attendant on most comics.
Now both breweries are fighting to retain their half of the cake.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We still retain the 27 November habit, through sheer gluttony more than anything else.
Canada and the United States are the only industrialized countries that retain birthright citizenship.Get Ready to Start Hearing About ‘Executive Amnesty for Anchor Babies’|Eleanor Clift|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rohrabacher though did retain the bottle for official use in his Washington, D.C. office.Meditation Rugs, Swords, and Horse Head Fiddles: The Strangest Gifts Given to Government Bigwigs|Ben Jacobs|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Still the King managed to retain his popularity, and in his own way attempted to ameliorate the lot of his subjects.
The latter, on his side, was anxious to retain Massna's affections, and at once offered him the command of the Army of Italy.
Since he died from cancer in the stomach, he could retain very little food.
Few students master these attachments thoroughly, and those who do, fail to retain them long.
They know where to find the coveted knowledge, but they do not possess it or retain it in their minds.