Synonyms for Retains:

v.

grips (verb)
clasps, adheres, seizes, grapples, Grasps, Has, clutches, Grips, keeps, embraces, holds.
retains (verb)
maintains, reserves, prevents, preserves, hinders, conserves.
withdraws (verb)
recants, withdraws, suppresses, Recalls, revokes, withholds, retracts.

Usage examples for retains

  1. Practically all other animals living so far North have white coats, but Longcoat retains his dark coat the year through. – The-Burgess-Animal-Book-for-Children by Burgess, Thornton W. (Thornton Waldo)
  2. Western civilization has lost something of the unity of character which it owed to its common origin, though it still retains enough of it to figure as a single whole in contrast to the rest of the world. – The Unity of Civilization by Various