Detailed Translations for retain from English to French


to retain verb (retains, retained, retaining)

  1. to retain (don't let go of; hold; keep)
    tenir; retenir; ne pas laisser aller; garder; garder chez soi
    • tenir verb (tiens, tient, tenons, tenez, )
    • retenir verb (retiens, retient, retenons, retenez, )
    • garder verb (garde, gardes, gardons, gardez, )
  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
    • conserver verb (conserve, conserves, conservons, conservez, )

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:

VerbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
conserver retain aid someone financially; back someone; balm; can; collect; conserve; cure; detain; embalm; gather together; glean; guard; guard from; hang on; hold; horde; keep; keep up; lay up; lock up; maintain; pick up; pickle; preserve; protect; provide for; put in gaol; put up; salt; save; secure; shield; souse; stand by; stand firm; stock; store; support; tin; uphold
garder don't let go of; hold; keep; retain allocate; conserve; detain; equip with an alarm system; guard; hang on; herd; hold; keep; keep and eye on; keep free; keep watch over; lay; lay aside; lock up; maintain; monitor; patrol; place; preserve; protect; put; put aside; put away; put down; put in gaol; reserve; restrain; safeguard; save; secure; set aside; shield; stand by; stand firm; store; supervise; uphold; watch
garder chez soi don't let go of; hold; keep; retain keep at home
ne pas laisser aller don't let go of; hold; keep; retain
retenir don't let go of; hold; keep; retain allocate; blur; charter; conceal; control; cross; crush; deduct; detain; discourage; disguise; dissuade; gloss over; grab; hang on; have got hold of; hide; hinder; hold; hold back; hush up; keep back; keep in control; keep under control; lock up; maintain; mantle; moderate; obstruct; oppose; preserve; prevent; pulverise; pulverize; put aside; put away; put in gaol; recant; record; remain standing; remember; reserve; restrain; retract; revoke; rub fine; sabotage; set aside; stand by; stand firm; stand still; stay put; stem; stop; subdue; suppress; take back; thwart; uphold; upset; veil; withhold
tenir don't let go of; hold; keep; retain bear; detain; endure; have; have got hold of; hold; lock up; own; persist; possess; put in gaol; stand; tolerate
- 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
  1. Arrêter, maintenir, faire demeurer.
  2. Traductions à trier suivant le sens
  3. Avoir en main, entre les bras, de manière à ne pas laisser aller.