The steps laid out by Rabin and Arafat retain their status as the logical steps to an overall agreement.
The abundance of the fabric allowed us to cover her but retain the beauty and elegance of the garment.
I've advised the U.K. government to retain and increase R&D tax credits.
late 14c., "hold back, restrain;" c.1400, "continue keeping, keep possession of," from Old French retenir "keep, retain; take into feudal service; hold back; remember" (12c.), from Latin retinere "hold back, keep back, detain, restrain," from re- "back" (see re-) + tenere "to hold" (see tenet). Meaning "keep (another) attached to one's person, keep in service" is from mid-15c.; specifically of lawyers from 1540s. Meaning "keep in the mind" is from c.1500. Related: Retained; retaining.