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retain (something) over (someone or something)

To hold onto or continue to have control, power, influence, etc., over someone, something, or some group. I'm stepping away from the day-to-day business of the company, but I still retain control over any major decisions. I know Sarah's mother retains a lot of influence over her, even though they live in different parts of the country.
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retain something over someone or something

to keep or maintain something, such as power or control, over someone or something. Tony found a way to retain control over Fred. I wish to retain veto power over the committee.
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For example, more risk may be incurred over the short term as a company reduces the number of suppliers it considers selectable and retainable because of sustainability objectives.
" Retainable pension funds in the currency of your new country, removing exchange rate risks
Another significant barrier is making ORM easily understandable and retainable. We addressed this issue by modifying the five-step ORM process into three simple questions:
Scratch cards with serving trivia or back-of-the-house posters with color photos provide information in easily retainable chunks.
According to this model, multimedia technologies because they can incorporate audio, video, and simulated content, fulfill the criteria of media that correspond to the base of the pyramid and thus represent higher levels of retainable content.
A higher degree of stability is more retainable in an e-learning environment than in a business environment because course objectives are clearly defined by instructors in the syllabus and other variables are much more controllable.
It is probably indicative of the domestic standard that the retainable memories from the entire campaign will involve European club competition and Scotland's victory over France.
But it does make some permanently and irreversibly 'smaller', in the sense of rendering older styles of imperium and domination impossible--or perhaps (more realistically) retainable solely by reversion to the crude tactics of the 19th and 20th centuries.
(6) They become production-line oriented processes of transmitted data, retainable by some students, but typically those students whose cultural capital is already valued in a consumerist, individualist, commodified classroom.
Ken Mulpeter, project manager for Sapcote Living Homes said: 'The building presents so many shapes and retainable features, that virtually every apartment will be unique.
A spokeswoman for the company said an undisclosed amount of stock had been going missing from the "retainable and returnable stock".
While these rulings apply to organizations subject to NASD and SEC rules (generally, broker-dealer organizations), the precedent that IM is a retainable record should not be taken lightly.
The book thus offers value in the form of comprehensive integrative theory to both experienced innovation researchers and managers who can supply their own examples to make the SI theory real and retainable. Novices in both groups would benefit from supplementing the abstract theory with many concrete examples from other sources.