Remain - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈmeɪn|  American pronunciation of the word remain
Brit.  |rɪˈmeɪn|  British pronunciation of the word remain


- stay the same; remain in a certain state(syn: rest, stay)

The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it
He remained unmoved by her tears

- continue in a place, position, or situation(syn: continue, stay)

despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year

- be left; of persons, questions, problems, results, evidence, etc.

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

- stay behind(syn: persist, stay)

The hostility remained long after they made up


Little remained after the fire.

Only two minutes still remain in the game.

The question remains: who fired the shot?

She remained in Boston after she finished college.

The soldiers were ordered to remain at their posts.

I remained behind after the class had ended.

He remained with the team.

My parents remained in England.

Mother was advised to remain indoors for a week.

Please remain seated until all the lights are on.

We remained friends.

The boy remained silent.

Despite the job losses, Parker remained as manager.

Many scientists remain unconvinced by the current evidence.

She was too ill to remain at home.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: remain
he/she/it: remains
present participle: remaining
past tense: remained
past participle: remained
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