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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to keep)
a. retener
Thermal underwear is good for cold climates because it retains heat.La ropa interior térmica es apta para los climas fríos porque retiene el calor.
b. conservar
Thankfully, this shirt has still retained its color after multiple washings.Afortunadamente, esta camisa aún conserva su color después de repetidos ciclos de lavado.
c. quedarse con
My parents sold a house to my brother, but they retained the land.Mis padres le vendieron una casa a mi hermano, pero se quedaron con la tierra.
d. guardar
Make sure you retain your receipt in case you need a refund.Asegúrate de guardar el recibo por si quieres pedir que te devuelvan el dinero.
2. (to employ)
a. contratar
When my brother was arrested, we retained a lawyer in the event of a court case.Cuando mi hermano fue arrestado, contratamos a un abogado por si había que ir a juicio.
3. (to keep in memory)
a. retener
Retaining vocabulary is difficult, so I have a hard time learning new languages.Retener vocabulario es complicado, así que me es difícil aprender nuevos idiomas.
4. (to hold back)
a. retener
I need to eat less salt because I retain liquids.Tengo que consumir menos sal porque retengo líquidos.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (keep)
a. conservar
2. (heat)
a. retener
3. (hold in place)
a. sujetar
retaining wallmuro de contención
4. (remember)
a. retener
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retain [rɪˈteɪn]
transitive verb
1 (hold back) retener; (keep in one's possession) guardar; quedarse con; (keep in memory) recordar; retener
2 (sign up) [+lawyer] contratar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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