Retire - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈtaɪər|  American pronunciation of the word retire
Brit.  |rɪˈtaɪə|  British pronunciation of the word retire


- go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position
He retired at age 68
- withdraw from active participation (syn: withdraw)
He retired from chess
- pull back or move away or backward (syn: draw back, move back, pull away, pull back, recede, retreat, withdraw)
- withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds
- break from a meeting or gathering (syn: adjourn, withdraw)
The men retired to the library
- make (someone) retire
The director was retired after the scandal
- dispose of (something no longer useful or needed)
She finally retired that old coat
- lose interest (syn: withdraw)
he retired from life when his wife died
- cause to be out on a fielding play (syn: put out)
- cause to get out (syn: strike out)
The pitcher retired three batters
- prepare for sleep (syn: bed, turn in)

Extra examples

I want to be healthy when I retire.

She had to retire during the first set because of a muscle strain.

The Navy is retiring the old battleship.

The manufacturer plans to retire that car model in a few years.

The team is retiring his jersey number in honor of his great career.

He was retired on medical grounds.

The General and I retired to his study to talk privately.

The ladies retired to their tea, and left us over a bottle of wine.

We retired to bed between ten and eleven o'clock.

Most people retire at 65.

He was forced to retire early because of poor health.

I retired from teaching three years ago.

Her drink problem has forced her to retire from public life.

He retired as a GP last year.

He became ill and was retired early.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: retire
he/she/it: retires
present participle: retiring
past tense: retired
past participle: retired
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