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Synonyms for retire
rɪˈtaɪərre·tire

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. retire

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

    Antonyms:
    approach, advance

Princeton's WordNet

  1. retireverb

    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, withdrawverb

    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 backverb

    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. retireverb

    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, retireverb

    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. retireverb

    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. retireverb

    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, withdrawverb

    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, retireverb

    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 outverb

    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, retireverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. retireverb

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

  2. retireverb

    Synonyms:
    withdraw, depart, retreat, remove

  3. retireverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. retireverb

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

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How to use retire in a sentence?

  1. General Counsel David Leitch:

    I'm still fully engaged at Ford and will be doing this until I do retire.

  2. Mark Esper:

    We learned that several days prior, Secretary Spencer had proposed a deal whereby if the President allowed the Navy to handle the case, he would guarantee that Eddie Gallagher would be restored to rank, allowed to retain his Trident and permitted to retire.

  3. Jos Hermens:

    No, Haile Gebrselassie's not retiring ; Haile Gebrselassie will be in Glasgow in October, haile Gebrselassie'll probably never retire.

  4. Stephen Breyer:

    I mean, eventually I ’ll retire, sure I will, and it’s hard to know exactly when.

  5. Matthew Fitzpatrick:

    The feeling’s out of this world, it is so cliche, but it’s stuff you dream of as a kid. Yeah, to achieve it, I can retire a happy man tomorrow.


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