Q: What is the Antonym or Opposite word of Retain?

  • Retain
  • General Meaning Keep, Preserve, Hold on to
    Usage It is a verb that can be used to keep possession or custody of something.
  • Antonym 1 Lose
    Meaning 1 To keep something
    Sentence 1 This house retains much of its original charm even after 50 years.
  • Antonym 2 Abolish
    Meaning 2 To get hold of something
    Sentence 2 Serena Williams retained her tennis title for the third consecutive year.
  • Antonym 3 Discontinue
    Meaning 3 To continue to contain something
    Sentence 3 1. This information is no longer retained within the main memory of computer.
    2. Frank has a good memory and finds it easy to retain fact and figures.


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