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re·main  (r-mn)
intr.v. re·mained, re·main·ing, re·mains
1. To continue in the same state or condition: These matters remain in doubt.
2. To continue to be in the same place; stay or stay behind: We are remaining at home.
3. To be left after the removal, loss, passage, or destruction of others: Only a few trees remain. See Synonyms at stay1.
4. To be left as still to be dealt with: A cure remains to be found.
5. To endure or persist.

[Middle English remainen, from Old French remanoir, remainer, from Latin remanre : re-, re- + manre, to remain; see men-3 in Indo-European roots.]

remain  /rmen/  v. [I] 1 to stay after others are gone: He remained to guard the camp while others went to look for food. 2 to continue to be a certain way: That writers books have remained popular for many years. 3 to remain to be seen: not to be certain yet: His grades in school have gotten better, but it remains to be seen whether or not he will graduate.

Thesaurus: remain 1 to stay behind, wait. Ant. to leave. 2 to endure | last | survive. remain

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