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Definition 1: stay the same; remain in a certain state - [verb of change]

Samples where remain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for remain in the sense of this definition

(remain is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of remain ) remain outside

(... is a kind of remain ) maintain the same position; wait it out

"Let's not make a decision--let's sit tight"

(... is a kind of remain ) be loyal to one another, especially in times of trouble

"The two families stuck together throughout the war"

(... is a kind of remain ) remain inactive or immobile

"standing water"

(... is a kind of remain ) fail to spoil or rot

"These potatoes keep for a long time"

(... is a kind of remain ) to remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form

"let her be"

Definition 2: stay behind - [verb of stative]

Samples where remain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for remain in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of remain ) endure

"The label stuck to her for the rest of her life"

(... is a kind of remain ) remain present although waning or gradually dying

"Her perfume lingered on"

Definition 3: continue in a place, position, or situation - [verb of stative]

Samples where remain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for remain in the sense of this definition

(remain is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of remain ) dwell

"You can stay with me while you are in town" "stay a bit longer--the day is still young"

(... is a kind of remain ) continue a term of office past the normal period of time

Definition 4: be left; of persons, questions, problems, results, evidence, etc. - [verb of stative]

Samples where remain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(remain is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

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