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retire

noun (n)

  • The act of retiring, or the state of being retired; also, a place to which one retires. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position (verb.social)
    Example:
    He retired at age 68.
    source: wordnet30
  • withdraw from active participation (verb.social)
    Synonym: withdraw
    Example:
    He retired from chess.
    source: wordnet30
  • pull back or move away or backward (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • break from a meeting or gathering (verb.social)
    Synonym: adjourn, withdraw
    Example:
    The men retired to the library.
    source: wordnet30
  • make (someone) retire (verb.social)
    Example:
    The director was retired after the scandal.
    source: wordnet30
  • dispose of (something no longer useful or needed) (verb.possession)
    Example:
    She finally retired that old coat.
    source: wordnet30
  • lose interest (verb.emotion)
    Example:
    He retired from life when his wife died.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to be out on a fielding play (verb.contact)
    Synonym: put out
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to get out (verb.competition)
    Synonym: strike out
    Example:
    The pitcher retired three batters.
    source: wordnet30
  • prepare for sleep (verb.body)
    source: wordnet30
  • To withdraw; to take away; -- sometimes used reflexively. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To go back or return; to draw back or away; to keep aloof; to withdraw or retreat, as from observation; to go into privacy; as, to retire to his home; to retire from the world, or from notice. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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