Meaning of Détenir – French Verb

Détenir means to hold or possess.

Examples of détenir in Every Day Usage

  1. Je détiens les clés de la voiture. (I hold the car keys.)
  2. La police détient le suspect pour interrogatoire. (The police is holding the suspect for questioning.)
  3. Les actionnaires détiennent une grande partie de l’entreprise. (The shareholders hold a large portion of the company.)

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