Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb retire

11 senses of retire

Sense 1
retire -- (go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position; "He retired at age 68")
       => leave office, quit, step down, resign -- (give up or retire from a position; "The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month"; "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal")

Sense 2
retire, withdraw -- (withdraw from active participation; "He retired from chess")
       => discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off -- (put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother")

Sense 3
withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move back -- (pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 4
retire -- (withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds)
       => recall -- (make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution; "The company recalled the product when it was found to be faulty")

Sense 5
adjourn, withdraw, retire -- (break from a meeting or gathering; "We adjourned for lunch"; "The men retired to the library")
       => close up, close, fold, shut down, close down -- (cease to operate or cause to cease operating; "The owners decided to move and to close the factory"; "My business closes every night at 8 P.M."; "close up the shop")

Sense 6
retire -- (make (someone) retire; "The director was retired after the scandal")
       => displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate -- (terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers")

Sense 7
retire -- (dispose of (something no longer useful or needed); "She finally retired that old coat")
       => discard, fling, toss, toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast aside, dispose, throw out, cast out, throw away, cast away, put away -- (throw or cast away; "Put away your worries")

Sense 8
retire, withdraw -- (lose interest; "he retired from life when his wife died")
       => tire, pall, weary, fatigue, jade -- (lose interest or become bored with something or somebody; "I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food")

Sense 9
put out, retire -- (cause to be out on a fielding play)
       => toy, fiddle, diddle, play -- (manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination; "She played nervously with her wedding ring"; "Don't fiddle with the screws"; "He played with the idea of running for the Senate")

Sense 10
retire, strike out -- (cause to get out; "The pitcher retired three batters"; "the runner was put out at third base")

Sense 11
go to bed, turn in, bed, crawl in, kip down, hit the hay, hit the sack, sack out, go to sleep, retire -- (prepare for sleep; "I usually turn in at midnight"; "He goes to bed at the crack of dawn")

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