What does"retained" mean?

Morgenthau remained a close friend and retained influence on economic and financial questions but drifted out of the mainstream of decision-making as military issues became more prominent

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  • mokrie
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago
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    Kept influence. Maintained influence.

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  • RP
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    In this sense, retained means kept.

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