1. to keep something or someone
    Examplesmeasures to retain experienced staff • Out of the profits, the company has retained £50,000 as provision against bad debts.
  2. Usage
    to retain a lawyer to act for a company
    to agree with a lawyer that he or she will act for you (and pay him or her a fee in advance)

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