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Synonyms for remain
rɪˈmeɪnre·main

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. remain

    To abide is to remain continuously without limit of time unless expressed by the context: "to-day I must abide at thy house," Luke xix, 5; "a settled place for thee to abide in forever," 1 Kings viii, 13; "Abide with me! fast falls the eventide," Lyte Hymn. Lodge, sojourn, stay, tarry, and wait always imply a limited time; lodge, to pass the night; sojourn, to remain temporarily; live, dwell, reside, to have a permanent home. Stop, in the sense of stay or sojourn, is colloquial, and not in approved use. Compare ENDURE; REST.

    Synonyms:
    abide, anticipate, await, bear, bide, confront, continue, dwell, endure, expect, inhabit, live, lodge, reside, rest, sojourn, stay, stop, tarry, tolerate, wait, watch

    Antonyms:
    abandon, avoid, depart, forfeit, forfend, journey, migrate, move, proceed, reject, resist, shun

    Preposition:
    Abide in a place, for a time, with a person, by a statement.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. remain

    Synonyms:
    stay, continue, wait, stop, tarry, halt, sojourn, rest, dwell, abide, last, endure, accrue, survive

    Antonyms:
    fly, vanish, remove, depart, speed, hasten, press, flit, disappear, pass

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stay, remain, restverb

    stay the same; remain in a certain state

    "The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it"; "rest assured"; "stay alone"; "He remained unmoved by her tears"; "The bad weather continued for another week"

    Synonyms:
    breathe, quell, delay, bide, stick, pillow, stay, repose, last out, perch, ride out, persist, catch one's breath, rest, appease, lie, take a breather, reside, stick around, abide, stay on, stay put, outride, continue, detain, roost

  2. stay, stay on, continue, remainverb

    continue in a place, position, or situation

    "After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser"; "Stay with me, please"; "despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year"; "She continued as deputy mayor for another year"

    Synonyms:
    go along, keep on, quell, delay, bide, stick, go on, stay, carry on, keep, cover, last out, ride out, persist, persist in, go forward, rest, appease, bear on, extend, proceed, retain, stick around, abide, stay on, stay put, uphold, preserve, outride, continue, detain

  3. remainverb

    be left; of persons, questions, problems, results, evidence, etc.

    "There remains the question of who pulled the trigger"; "Carter remains the only President in recent history under whose Presidency the U.S. did not fight a war"

    Synonyms:
    continue, persist, rest, stay on, stay

  4. persist, remain, stayverb

    stay behind

    "The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility remained long after they made up"

    Synonyms:
    hang on, last out, delay, stay on, stick, quell, stay, die hard, hang in, ride out, persist, hold on, rest, appease, prevail, persevere, bide, run, stick around, abide, endure, stay put, outride, continue, detain

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. remainverb

    Synonyms:
    continue, endure, abide, stay, tarry, keep, last

  2. remainverb

    Synonyms:
    be left, be left behind

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. remainverb

    Synonyms:
    stay

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "remain":

    stay, continue, keep, remains, persist, maintain, staying, retain, be, rest, stand, stick, are

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How to use remain in a sentence?

  1. Harold Wimmer:

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a unique opportunity to reverse this spike in youth use, by denying any flavored tobacco product permission to remain on the market when it reviews the applications due to the agency on September 9, in the meantime, our states and communities must act to fill the void left by FDA's failure to take action by passing state and local laws to prohibit the sale of all flavored tobacco products.

  2. Cory Gardner:

    We must double down on our strategy of maximum pressure and engagement, our goal of any discussions with North Korea should remain the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

  3. Cleveland Police:

    Both of the officers are and will remain on restricted duty, they have been on restricted duty since this incident happened. That's part of our process, not to allow officers involved in critical incidents to go back out there into the fray. They will remain on restricted duty until we complete the administrative process.

  4. Peter Maurer:

    If you look at Yemen, Syria, Iraq and beyond, thousands will remain with life-threatening illnesses if they are not able to receive essential medical supplies such as insulin to treat diabetes.

  5. Hassan Rouhani:

    If at the end of this short period we conclude that we can fully benefit from the JCPOA with the cooperation of all countries, the deal will remain.


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