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Detailed Translations for retain from English to Dutch


to retain verb (retains, retained, retaining)

  1. to retain (don't let go of; hold; keep)
    vasthouden; niet laten gaan
  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
    • behouden verb (behoud, behoudt, behield, behielden, behouden)

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
vasthouden holding; preserving
VerbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
behouden retain conserve; guard; keep; keep up; maintain; preserve; protect; provide for; put aside; put away; reserve; set aside; shield; support
niet laten gaan don't let go of; hold; keep; retain
vasthouden don't let go of; hold; keep; retain clamp; detain; gag; oppress
- 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 houden; bijhouden; vasthouden tenir — Avoir en main, entre les bras, de manière à ne pas laisser aller.