HyperDic: retire

English > 11 senses of the word retire:
VERBsocialretirego into retirement
socialretire, withdrawwithdraw from active participation
motionretire, withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, move backpull back or move away or backward
socialretirewithdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds
socialretire, adjourn, withdrawbreak from a meeting or gathering
socialretiremake (someone) retire
possessionretiredispose of (something no longer useful or needed)
emotionretire, withdrawlose interest
contactretire, put outcause to be out on a fielding play
competitionretire, strike outcause to get out
bodyretire, go to bed, turn in, bed, crawl in, kip down, hit the hay, hit the sack, sack out, go to sleepprepare for sleep
retire > pronunciation
Soundsrihtay'r; riytay'r; riy.tay'er
Rhymesadmire ... wire: 34 rhymes with ayr...
acquire ... wire: 63 rhymes with ayer...
English > retire: 11 senses > verb 1, social
Meaninggo into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"He retired at age 68"
Caused bypension offlet go from employment with an attractive pension
retiremake (someone) retire
Narrowerbow out, withdrawRetire gracefully
superannuateRetire or become ineligible because of old age or infirmity
Broaderleave office, quit, step down, resignGive up or retire from a position
Spanishjubilarse, jubilar
Catalanjubilar
Nounsretireesomeone who has retired from active working
retirementwithdrawal from your position or occupation
retirementthe state of being retired from one's business or occupation
English > retire: 11 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningWithdraw from active participation.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"He retired from chess"
Synonymwithdraw
Narrowerdrop outWithdraw from established society, especially because of disillusion with conventional values
Broaderdiscontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay offput an end to a state or an activity
Similar tobow out, withdrawRetire gracefully
retire, withdrawLose interest
Spanishjubilar, retirarse, retirar, suprimir
Catalanjubilar, retirar, suprimir
Nounsretireesomeone who has retired from active working
retirementwithdrawal from your position or occupation
English > retire: 11 senses > verb 3, motion
Meaningpull back or move away or backward.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymswithdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, move back
Narrowerback up, back off, back downMove backwards from a certain position
fall backmove back and away from
retrograde, retreatMove back / back
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Oppositeadvance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go onMove forward, also in the metaphorical sense
Similar toretreat, pull back, back out, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, withdrawmake a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
Spanishalejarse, jubilar, retirarse, retirar, retroceder, suprimir
Catalanallunyar-se, apartar-se, jubilar, retirar-se, retirar, retrocedir, suprimir
English > retire: 11 senses > verb 4, social
MeaningWithdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderrecallmake unavailable
Catalanretirar
English > retire: 11 senses > verb 5, social
Meaningbreak from a meeting or gathering.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example "The men retired to the library"
Synonymsadjourn, withdraw
Entailsmeet, gather, assemble, forgather, foregatherCollect in one place
Narrowerprorogueadjourn by royal prerogative
Broaderclose up, close, fold, shut down, close downCease to operate or cause to cease operating
Similar toseclude, sequester, sequestrate, withdrawKeep away from others
Spanishaplazar, retirarse, retirar, suspender una sesión, suspender
English > retire: 11 senses > verb 6, social
Meaningmake (someone) retire.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"The director was retired after the scandal"
Cause toretirego into retirement
NarrowersuperannuateRetire and pension (someone) because of age or physical inability
Broaderdisplace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminateTerminate the employment of
Spanishretirarse, retirar
Catalanretirar-se, retirar
English > retire: 11 senses > verb 7, possession
Meaningdispose of (something no longer useful or needed).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"She finally retired that old coat"
Broaderdiscard, fling, toss, toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast aside, dispose, throw out, cast out, throw away, cast away, put awaythrow or cast away
Spanishjubilar, retirar
Catalanjubilar, retirar
English > retire: 11 senses > verb 8, emotion
MeaningLose interest.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"he retired from life when his wife died"
Synonymwithdraw
Narrowerchicken out, back off, pull out, back down, bow outRemove oneself from an obligation
Broadertire, pall, weary, fatigue, jadeLose interest or become bored with something or somebody
Similar toretire, withdrawWithdraw from active participation
Spanishretirarse
English > retire: 11 senses > verb 9, contact
MeaningCause to be out on a fielding play.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymput out
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
Broadertoy, fiddle, diddle, playmanipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination
Spanishretirar
English > retire: 11 senses > verb 10, competition
MeaningCause to get out.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"The pitcher retired three batters"
Synonymstrike out
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
Cause tomove over, give way, give, ease up, yieldMove in order to make room for someone for something
Spanishechar, retirar
Catalanfer fora, retirar
English > retire: 11 senses > verb 11, body
MeaningPrepare for sleep.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsgo to bed, turn in, bed, crawl in, kip down, hit the hay, hit the sack, sack out, go to sleep
Narrowerbed down, bunk downgo to bed
Oppositeget up, turn out, arise, uprise, riseget ... / get up and out of bed
Spanishacostarse, echarse, encamarse, estirarse, ir a dormir, irse al catre, retirarse, tenderse, tumbarse
Catalanallitar-se, clapar, estirar-se, gitar-se

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