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To help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly, etc., etc.

Why synonyms can be useful

Your writing can sound boring if you continually keep repeating the same words. When you create sentences, you can make them more interesting by using words that mean the same as the word you are speaking about. This allows you to add flavor to your writing.

In order to make language a lot more expressive and interesting you should try to vary the words you use as often as you can.

Synonyms for (verb) retain

Synonyms: retain Definition: keep in one's mind Usage: I cannot retain so much information

Hypernyms: think of, remember Definition: keep in mind for attention or consideration Usage: Remember the Alamo; Remember to call your mother every day!; Think of the starving children in India!

Synonyms: keep back, hold, hold back, retain Definition: secure and keep for possible future use or application Usage: The landlord retained the security deposit; I reserve the right to disagree

Hypernyms: hold on, keep Definition: retain possession of Usage: Can I keep my old stuffed animals?; She kept her maiden name after she married

Synonyms: continue, retain, keep, keep on Definition: allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature Usage: We cannot continue several servants any longer; She retains a lawyer; The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff; Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on; We kept the work going as long as we could; She retained her composure; this garment retains its shape even after many washings

Hypernyms: prolong, keep up, sustain Definition: lengthen or extend in duration or space Usage: We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible; prolong the treatment of the patient; keep up the good work

Synonyms: retain Definition: hold back within Usage: This soil retains water; I retain this drug for a long time; the dam retains the water

Hypernyms: hold, carry, contain, bear Definition: contain or hold; have within Usage: The jar carries wine; The canteen holds fresh water; This can contains water