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Synonyms for retention
rɪˈtɛn ʃənre·ten·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retention, keeping, holdingnoun

    the act of retaining something

    Synonyms:
    property, memory, retentiveness, keeping, guardianship, belongings, safekeeping, holding, retentivity

  2. memory, retention, retentiveness, retentivitynoun

    the power of retaining and recalling past experience

    "he had a good memory when he was younger"

    Synonyms:
    memory, computer memory, keeping, store, retentiveness, holding, retentivity, computer storage, memory board, storage, remembering

  3. retentiveness, retentivity, retentionnoun

    the power of retaining liquid

    "moisture retentivity of soil"

    Synonyms:
    memory, keeping, retentivity, retentiveness, holding

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. retentionnoun

    Synonyms:
    reservation, holding, keeping, retaining, detention

  2. retentionnoun

    Synonyms:
    maintenance, preservation, conservation

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How to use retention in a sentence?

  1. Eric Trump:

    Like millions of businesses around the globe, we have been forced by Government mandate to temporarily close our hospitality and leisure facilities, and are doing all that we can to retain and support our highly valued staff, the job retention plan created by the UK Government has nothing to do with the Trump Organization and does not benefit the business — it is solely about protecting people and their families who would otherwise be out of work. We are anxiously awaiting the day that we receive approval from the government to reopen our doors and look forward to getting back to business.

  2. Andrew Challenger:

    Companies are much more concerned about their talent getting poached than with finding ways to cut staff. They are in full retention mode.

  3. Cynthia Sass:

    Magnesium has been shown to help alleviate depression, fatigue, and irritability, bonus : When you're feeling especially irritable during that time of the month, the mineral also helps to fight PMS symptoms, including cramps and water retention.

  4. Board Chairman Junior Bridgeman:

    By any measure – student retention and graduation rates, research funding and successes, student achievement and fundraising – the University of Louisville is a different, far better institution because of Dr. Ramsey.

  5. Tamara Duker Freuman:

    Excess sodium can cause fluid retention [ not bloating per se ] and can give a' puffy' appearance, but more so in the face and extremities than in the abdomen.


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