remain

To remain is to stay in the same place or situation. You can remain at home instead of going out to the movies with your friends, but that doesn't mean you won't remain friends.

If things remain the same, they don't change, and if your family remains in the same town, they don't move. When something is left behind, it also remains: "All that remains of my party is a bunch of deflated balloons." In the fifteenth century, remain was a noun too, meaning "people or things left over or surviving." Today we use remainder instead.

Definitions of remain
1

v continue in a place, position, or situation

“despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year”
Synonyms:
continue, stay, stay on
Types:
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abide, bide, stay
dwell
hold over
continue a term of office past the normal period of time
visit
stay with as a guest
outstay, overstay
stay too long
Type of:
be
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

v stay the same; remain in a certain state

“The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it”
“He remained unmoved by her tears”
Synonyms:
rest, stay
Antonyms:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
Types:
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keep out
remain outside
sit tight
maintain the same position; wait it out
stay together, stick together
be loyal to one another, especially in times of trouble
stand
remain inactive or immobile
keep, stay fresh
fail to spoil or rot
be
to remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form
Type of:
be
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

v 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”
Type of:
be
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

v stay behind

“The hostility remained long after they made up”
Synonyms:
persist, stay
Types:
stick
endure
linger
remain present although waning or gradually dying

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