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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
retire (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
to withdraw from action or danger - retreat
2.
to withdraw especially for privacy - retired to her room
3.
to move back - recede
4.
to withdraw from one's position or occupation conclude one's working or professional career
5.
transitive verb
to go to bed
1.
as - withdraw
a) to march (a military force) away from the enemy
b) to withdraw from circulation or from the market - recall retire a bond
c) to withdraw from usual use or service
2.
to cause to retire from one's position or occupation
3.
a) to put out (a batter or batsman) in baseball or cricket
b) to cause (a side) to end a turn at bat in baseball
4.
to win permanent possession of (as a trophy)
5.
to pay in full - settle retire a debt
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
retire (verb)
1.
to go to one's bed in order to sleep
SYNONIMS:
crash, doss (down), retire, turn in
RELATED WORDS:
bunk, perch, roost, settle; doze, drop off, nap, nod, sleep, slumber, snooze; couch, lie (down), recline
NEAR ANTONYMS:
arouse, awake, awaken, rouse, wake, waken; bestir, stir; reawake, reawaken; shift, stir
arise, get up, rise, uprise
retire (verb)
2.
to let go from office, service, or employment
SYNONIMS:
ax ( axe), bounce, can, cashier, discharge, fire, muster out, pink-slip, release, remove, retire, sack, terminate, turn off
RELATED WORDS:
downsize, excess, furlough, lay off, trim; boot (out), chuck (out), drum (out), kick out, throw out, unseat; separate
NEAR ANTONYMS:
keep; reemploy, rehire; contract, subcontract; recruit
employ, engage, hire, retain, sign (up on), take on
retire (verb)
3.
to move back or away (as from something difficult, dangerous, or disagreeable)
SYNONIMS:
back away, drop back, fall back, pull out, recede, retire, withdraw
RELATED WORDS:
flee, fly; flinch, recoil, shrink; chicken (out); bow out; back down, backpedal, backtrack, climb down; detach, disengage, disentangle, pull away; abandon, depart, evacuate, go, leave, quit, vacate
NEAR ANTONYMS:
beard, brave, brazen, breast, confront, dare, defy, face, outbrave
advance
retire (verb)
to give up (a job or office)
SYNONIMS:
bag, chuck, leave, resign (from), retire (from), step aside (from), step down (from)
RELATED WORDS:
abandon, vacate; drop out (of), throw up
NEAR ANTONYMS:
hire (out on)
stay (at)
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