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Synonyms for retention
rɪˈtɛn ʃənre·ten·tion

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Princeton's WordNet1.2 / 9 votes

  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 Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  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. Del Cueto:

    Retaining agents is more important than hiring more agents, what the agency is doing right now for retention is nothing.

  2. 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.

  3. Deputy Mayor Christopher Geldart:

    That's been a challenge over the last couple of years, retention – based on everything that's going on in the country and the general sentiment around police – as well as our ability to hire.

  4. Kristin Gillespie:

    Over holiday weekends, we tend to consume large amounts of salt, which results in fluid retention and bloating, upping your water consumption following your holiday indulgence can help flush that extra salt out of your body and normalize your body water homeostasis.

  5. Kevin Nguyen:

    I think it’s important to know how retention rate is kind of measured, as well as how to keep retention rate at the University of Arizona because I do know that after the first year of college or second year of college even, a lot of students drop out because either it’s too much work or it’s too hard.


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