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Synonyms for retire
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retire(verb)

    go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position

    "He retired at age 68"

    Synonyms:
    go to bed, draw back, withdraw, hit the hay, strike out, hit the sack, turn in, pull back, put out, move back, retreat, recede, crawl in, go to sleep, bed, sack out, pull away, kip down, adjourn

  2. retire, withdraw(verb)

    withdraw from active participation

    "He retired from chess"

    Synonyms:
    swallow, sequester, crawl in, seclude, back away, crawfish out, crawfish, retreat, take, call in, strike out, back out, put out, take back, hit the sack, pull away, take out, unsay, turn in, bow out, draw back, go to sleep, bed, sack out, recall, move back, recede, hit the hay, call back, sequestrate, draw, draw off, take away, go to bed, adjourn, disengage, withdraw, pull back, kip down, pull in one's horns, remove

  3. withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move back(verb)

    pull back or move away or backward

    "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb"

    Synonyms:
    call in, swallow, sequester, lose, seclude, crawfish out, drop off, crawfish, hit the hay, retreat, take, back away, strike out, back out, put out, take back, hit the sack, pull away, take out, fall back, unsay, turn in, crawl in, bow out, fall behind, draw back, recede, bed, sack out, recall, move back, retrograde, call back, go to sleep, sequestrate, draw, pull in one's horns, take away, go to bed, adjourn, disengage, withdraw, draw off, retract, pull back, kip down, remove

  4. retire(verb)

    withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds

    Synonyms:
    go to bed, draw back, withdraw, hit the hay, strike out, hit the sack, turn in, pull back, put out, move back, retreat, recede, crawl in, go to sleep, bed, sack out, pull away, kip down, adjourn

  5. adjourn, withdraw, retire(verb)

    break from a meeting or gathering

    "We adjourned for lunch"; "The men retired to the library"

    Synonyms:
    call in, swallow, sequester, crawl in, seclude, crawfish out, recess, crawfish, retreat, take, back away, break up, strike out, back out, put out, take back, hit the sack, pull away, take out, unsay, turn in, bow out, draw back, recede, bed, sack out, recall, move back, hit the hay, call back, go to sleep, sequestrate, draw, pull in one's horns, take away, go to bed, adjourn, disengage, withdraw, draw off, pull back, kip down, remove

  6. retire(verb)

    make (someone) retire

    "The director was retired after the scandal"

    Synonyms:
    go to bed, draw back, withdraw, hit the hay, strike out, hit the sack, turn in, pull back, put out, move back, retreat, recede, crawl in, go to sleep, bed, sack out, pull away, kip down, adjourn

  7. retire(verb)

    dispose of (something no longer useful or needed)

    "She finally retired that old coat"

    Synonyms:
    go to bed, draw back, withdraw, hit the hay, strike out, hit the sack, turn in, pull back, put out, move back, retreat, recede, crawl in, go to sleep, bed, sack out, pull away, kip down, adjourn

  8. retire, withdraw(verb)

    lose interest

    "he retired from life when his wife died"

    Synonyms:
    swallow, sequester, crawl in, seclude, back away, crawfish out, crawfish, retreat, take, call in, strike out, back out, put out, take back, hit the sack, pull away, take out, unsay, turn in, bow out, draw back, go to sleep, bed, sack out, recall, move back, recede, hit the hay, call back, sequestrate, draw, draw off, take away, go to bed, adjourn, disengage, withdraw, pull back, kip down, pull in one's horns, remove

  9. put out, retire(verb)

    cause to be out on a fielding play

    Synonyms:
    bother, crawl in, bring out, anaesthetise, draw back, hold out, douse, release, put under, go to sleep, turn in, retreat, strike out, put out, anaesthetize, publish, extend, anesthetize, stretch out, pull away, hit the sack, incommode, disoblige, trouble, discommode, stretch forth, recede, bed, sack out, move back, exsert, smother, hit the hay, anesthetise, issue, go to bed, adjourn, withdraw, pull back, kip down, inconvenience

  10. retire, strike out(verb)

    cause to get out

    "The pitcher retired three batters"; "the runner was put out at third base"

    Synonyms:
    go to bed, draw back, withdraw, mark, hit the hay, strike out, hit the sack, turn in, cross off, pull back, put out, move back, cross out, retreat, recede, crawl in, go to sleep, bed, sack out, pull away, strike off, kip down, adjourn

  11. go to bed, turn in, bed, crawl in, kip down, hit the hay, hit the sack, sack out, go to sleep, retire(verb)

    prepare for sleep

    "I usually turn in at midnight"; "He goes to bed at the crack of dawn"

    Synonyms:
    have intercourse, have a go at it, adjourn, crawl in, hand over, draw back, bed, know, deliver, get laid, make love, put on, retreat, fork over, fork up, have sex, be intimate, strike out, put out, love, bonk, eff, hit the sack, move back, pull away, do it, turn in, lie with, render, make out, sack out, sleep together, jazz, sleep with, hump, recede, hit the hay, go to sleep, fork out, screw, have it off, have it away, go to bed, get it on, bang, withdraw, roll in the hay, pull back, kip down

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. retire

    Synonyms:
    withdraw, retreat, depart, secede, shrink, repair

    Antonyms:
    approach, advance

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. retire(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    (Com.) withdraw from circulation (as currency)

  2. retire(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    withdraw, depart, retreat, remove

  3. retire(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    recede, retrocede, fall back, beat a retreat, sound a retreat, take the back track

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. retire(v)

    Synonyms:
    withdraw, retreat, recede, retrocede, leave, secede

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    retirement, retired, withdraw, retires, retreat, retraite, pension, retiring

How to pronounce retire?

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Alex
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Daniel
British
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Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say retire in sign language?

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How to use retire in a sentence?

  1. Richard Neely:

    It means that I'm confident that when I retire I'll be able to provide full benefits for Christopher if he happens to survive me.

  2. Tao Te Ching:

    Better stop short than fill to the brim. Oversharpen the blade, and the edge will soon blunt. Amass a store of gold and jade, and no one can protect it. Claim wealth and titles, and disaster will follow. Retire when the work is done. This is the way of heaven.

  3. Baltasar Gracian:

    Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he will have to put up with himself.

  4. Bobby Hoyt:

    We saw our parents work hard all of their lives and still not be able to retire, for us, work-life balance is more than a hot button. The freedom of being able to make your own way outweighs the safety of a paycheck.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Eddie will retire peacefully with all of the honors that he has earned, including his Trident Pin.


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