What is another word for retainer?

Synonyms for retainer
rɪˈteɪ nər

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. retainer

    Colleague is used always in a good sense, associate and coadjutor generally so; ally, assistant, associate, attendant, companion, helper, either in a good or a bad sense; abetter, accessory, accomplice, confederate, almost always in a bad sense. Ally is oftenest used of national and military matters, or of some other connection regarded as great and important; as, allies of despotism. Colleague is applied to civil and ecclesiastical connections; members of Congress from the same State are colleagues, even though they may be bitter opponents politically and personally. An Associate Justice of the Supreme Court is near in rank to the Chief Justice. A surgeon's assistant is a physician or medical student who shares in the treatment and care of patients; a surgeon's attendant is one who rolls bandages and the like. Follower, henchman, retainer are persons especially devoted to a chief, and generally bound to him by necessity, fee, or reward. Partner has come to denote almost exclusively a business connection. In law, an abettor (the general legal spelling) is always present, either actively or constructively, at the commission of the crime; an accessory never. An accomplice is usually a principal; an accessory never. If present, though only to stand outside and keep watch against surprise, one is an abettor, and not an accessory. At common law, an accessory implies a principal, and can not be convicted until after the conviction of the principal; the accomplice or abettor can be convicted as a principal. Accomplice and abettor have nearly the same meaning, but the former is the popular, the latter more distinctively the legal term. Compare APPENDAGE; AUXILIARY.

    Synonyms:
    abetter, abettor, accessory, accomplice, ally, assistant, associate, attendant, coadjutor, colleague, companion, confederate, follower, helper, henchman, participator, partner

    Antonyms:
    adversary, antagonist, betrayer, chief, commander, enemy, foe, hinderer, instigator, leader, opponent, opposer, principal, rival

    Preposition:
    An accessory to the crime; before or after the fact; the accessories of a figure in a painting.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. retainer, considerationnoun

    a fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone

    Synonyms:
    circumstance, condition, thoughtfulness, considerateness, servant, consideration

  2. servant, retainernoun

    a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)

    Synonyms:
    handmaid, servant, handmaiden, consideration

  3. retainernoun

    a dental appliance that holds teeth (or a prosthesis) in position after orthodontic treatment

    Synonyms:
    servant, consideration

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. retainernoun

    Synonyms:
    attendant, adherent, dependant, follower, hanger-on

  2. retainernoun

    Synonyms:
    retaining fee

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "retainer":

    fastener, guarantor, detent, clasp, vassal, seal, fasteners, retention, mounting

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How to use retainer in a sentence?

  1. Detective Michael Fisten:

    They were former Miami cops, he paid an extremely large retainer to them and all their job to do was to follow the girls around and intimidate them.

  2. Rudy Giuliani:

    When I heard of Cohen's retainer for $ 130,000, Michael Cohen was doing no work for the President, i said,' Well, that's how Michael Cohen's repaying it, with a little profit and a little margin for paying taxes for Michael Cohen.'.

  3. Michael Cohen:

    I obviously wanted the money in one shot. I would have preferred Justice Department that way but in order to be able to put Justice Department onto the books, Allen Weisselberg made the decision that it should be paid over the 12 months so that it would look like a retainer.

  4. Sidney Powell:

    I agree with the campaign's statement that I am not part of the campaign's legal team, i never signed a retainer agreement or sent the President or the campaign a bill for my expenses or fees. My intent has always been to expose all the fraud I could find and let the chips fall where they may -- whether it be upon Republicans or Democrats.

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