Translation of retain in Spanish:


quedarse con, v.

Pronunciation: /rəˈteɪn//rɪˈteɪn/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (money/property) quedarse con
    (power/authority) retener
    (color/taste/heat) conservar
    (water/moisture) retener
    Electricity conservar
    • The opposition argued that a government required the confidence of both houses to retain office.
    • A good fitness program will help you reduce your body fat while retaining, or even increasing, your muscle mass.
    • A double bedroom to the back of the house retains the original mahogany surround cast-iron fireplace and an en suite bathroom with a bath.
    • Taking essential fatty acid supplements can help the skin retain more moisture and thus resist wrinkles.
    • With age the wines develop an extraordinary smoky complexity while retaining their characteristic tang of acidity.
    • Yet whilst department-store glass sheds its entire financial value the moment it has been bought, antique and more modern glass not only retains value but also possesses a unique social resonance.
    • It helps soil retain more water and nutrients and helps soil hold together, making it better able to resist erosion by rain or snowmelt.
    • He retains his wonderful sense of humor and continues to make his sardonic comments on life, as it is lived in the ballet world of George Zoritch.
    • In the burning process most carbon, nitrogen and sulphur are lost in gaseous form, whereas phosphorus, potassium and calcium are retained in the ash.
    • Conductors, too, can retain their musical powers long after physical vigour has departed.
    • Containers that have soils high in organic matter retain soil moisture longer than other growing media.
    • Accordingly high quality road connections, both at local and at national level, are critical if the port is to sustain continued growth and retain its current market share.
    • As everyone found their seats and rearranged themselves until content, Jen retained her blank stare.
    • Also, if the weather is particularly dry, a pruning sealer will help the tree retain more moisture.
    • The descendants of her son, Charles Lennox, Duke of Richmond, who bought the family estate, Goodwood House, retain his title to this day.
    • Cheever sells cars, washes dishes, works in a bookstore, guards perfume and even acts in a haunted house in his efforts to retain gainful employment.
    • The new textures serve the band's sound accordingly, and enable them to explore new compositional directions while retaining a degree of continuity earlier albums missed.
    • The filtration process works by physically removing the contaminants from the water and retaining them within the filter medium.
    • These toxins prevent the body absorbing nutrients from food, and poison it by retaining waste matter which should have been ‘flushed’ away.
    • The more water a place retains throughout the year, the more complex an ecosystem it can support.
    • As one walks up the Max Reger Weg, houses become more modern, but the road retains a rural aspect, being broad, grassy and lined with hedges.
    • His compositions have retained a universal popularity and continue to be performed in virtually all corners of the world.
    • Rather, they represent historic reserves and retain their roles as art educational facilities with unique resources that continue to develop.
    • This light-filled house retains a number of attractive period features, such as high ceilings and ceiling coving, and is new on the books of Sherry FitzGerald in Ranelagh.
    • Set on a quiet street, this 102 square metre redbrick period house has been extensively refurbished but still retains its original charm.
    • The excess mineral supplemented to steers in the group fed at six times the NRC recommendation seems not to have been retained by the animal or stored in the liver.
    • I have written my continuation tests and passed with high enough marks to retain my scholarship.
    • Siegal's dream is to reinvent a mobile house, retaining the concepts of affordability and flexibility but shaking up the bland design notions that now dominate the genre.
    • The job was one that must be done every fall when the crops are in - removing the long strips of black plastic mulch that warms the soil, retains moisture, and stifles the weeds.
    • When stalks and roots from an average corn crop are left to deteriorate in a no-till system, more than 1000 pounds of carbon per acre can be retained in the soil as humus.
    • Although Charon is very small, and would not have much gravity to hold on to an atmosphere, it is so far from the sun and so cold that the researchers speculate some gases could yet be retained.
    • Sodium attracts fluid, and when people retain fluid they have trouble breathing.
    • Many seniors continue to retain one valuable asset: their home.
    • Carbon-rich organic matter does this by reducing soil erosion while helping soil retain and break down pesticides and excess nutrients.
  • 2

    (information) retener
    I don't retain figures los números no me quedan informal
    • I never remembered such a person as this in the few and scattered memories I still retained from my childhood.
    • Architecture is, at a very different scale, to be consumed and hopefully retained in the memory.
    • The teacher looked kindly enough, but upon listening to his lesson of Lethe's history and geography she found him to be quite boring, and began to doze, somehow retaining most of the information he droned at her.
    • Walking past ever remaining durable pavements over hundreds of years old, she'd retained her past memories.
    • It's retaining what I need to know and being able to reapply it where it needs be that's the hard part.
    • He blew a kiss goodbye to his home for many months, hoping to retain many of the memories that had been created there.
    • If I remember correctly people only retain about 5% of what they read.
    • Augustine is sure that without language, his own and that of others, there is no memory; he cannot retain or pass on to others, what he cannot put into words.
    • I remember nothing of said servants and retain only the vaguest memory of my nanny - though her name has completely slipped my mind.
    • Whereas Mozart famously detested Salzburg, Zehetmair retains much fonder memories of his home town.
    • But a spectator can hold only so much in memory and is unlikely to retain more than the first three rounds; the succeeding material begins to blur.
    • What is the subject matter and how can it be presented in a way that students understand and retain.
    • From the very hazy memories of reading on caves that she still retained, she thought she remembered that it was always the same temperature in a cave, but that didn't mean it was warm.
    • Pheadrus is an elf that has been reincarnated from a human thief; he retains most of his memories and skills from when he was a thief as well as skills from his current life as an elf.
    • Going by what little memory she retained from that foggy night, she maneuvered in the direction that she believed lay the river.
    • Chances are it will help them retain your information better and use it more effectively.
    • As has been demonstrated in the ‘Facets’ episode and many others, Trill hosts retain many of the memories and emotions of prior hosts.
  • 3

    (hold back)
    (water/earth) contener
    (urine) retener
    • To ensure the data or slide projector is secure on top of the trolley there is a retaining bar.
    • Disconnect the plastic retaining clip mounted to the interior of the door.
  • 4

    • But they also believe that a company's viability depends on recruiting and retaining people who can work, change, and innovate over the long term.
    • Additional vacation time or flex time may help your firm recruit and retain employees, but that's usually an insufficient incentive.
    • How much will it impact your business if you can't find, recruit and retain the people with the specific skills you require to achieve your objectives?
    • Wage and price controls in effect during World War II meant employers had to turn to forms of non-cash compensation to recruit or retain workers.
    • While this is hardly news, attracting and retaining the best people is increasingly important - and there's a new twist to this traditional concern.
    • Recruiting and retaining skilled scientists and engineers is no easy task; furthermore, such professionals often seek freedom to interact with their peers in other firms.
    • The internal auditors must explain to company members why a firm is retained as external auditor without a public tender.
    • The third new direction, increased ethical behavior by businesses, has to do, in part, with recruiting and retaining good people.
    • Build loyalty by hiring and retaining good employees and provide them with regular training.
    • In a way it was a compliment that the Director was so keen to retain him that he was happy to pay him the salary of someone doing the job at least one grade above the actual day to day reality of the work.
    • But university administrators complain that the funding crunch is hobbling their efforts to recruit and retain the world's best and brightest.
    • The ten commandments of managing won't ensure that you'll always get and retain the best people.
    • Likewise, a CEO has no obligation to retain someone whom the business no longer needs.
    • English-speaking managers are more likely to be recruited and retained in Toronto than in Montreal.
    • Downsizing, however, cuts deep and employees with a decade or more of service are laid off, while the firm retains those with greater seniority.
    • Still, an experienced securities lawyer should be retained to advise on deal terms.
    • Employers' decisions to hire and retain will be influenced by information asymmetries regarding an individual's human capital.
    • During busy season, overtime is a given and layoffs during slow times may frustrate the ability to recruit and retain skilled employees.
    • Finding, hiring, motivating and retaining employees is a challenge far CEOs - especially in the high-tech arena.
    • A management company has been retained to take care of the grounds and a service fee of £650 will apply each year.
    • New owners will have to consider whether to retain him.
    • Parliamentary hostility forced his resignation shortly afterwards, but the king retained him in his counsels.