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1. retire

verb. ['rɪˈtaɪr, riːˈtaɪr, ˌriːˈtaɪɝ'] go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position.

Synonyms

  • bow out
  • withdraw
  • leave office
  • superannuate
  • quit
  • resign

Antonyms

  • behave
  • discontinue
  • refrain
  • closing

Etymology

  • retirer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Rhymes with Retire

  • transpire
  • yzaguirre
  • mcbryar
  • dubilier
  • conspire
  • supplier
  • require
  • misfire
  • mctier
  • enquire
  • doubtfire
  • ceasefire
  • cease-fire
  • squier
  • rewire
  • odwyer
  • mcguyer
  • entire
  • desire
  • acquire
  • trier
  • swier
  • styer
  • stier
  • steier
  • spier
  • speier
  • schwier
  • schryer
  • schrier

Sentences with retire


1. Verb, base form
The benefits you stand to receive from your employer also figure into the decision to retire early.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
However, you pay no taxes when you retire and take the money out of your account.

3. Noun, singular or mass
It is a great city to raise a family, live alone or maybe retire.

Quotes about retire


1. My success set me up for life, and it meant that I could retire from the music industry at 27 to spend time with my newborn daughter and my wife. My time away from the spotlight allowed me to rediscover my love for music, and I'm doing it for me now and no one else.
- Rick Astley

2. I prefer to win titles with the team ahead of individual awards or scoring more goals than anyone else. I'm more worried about being a good person than being the best football player in the world. When all this is over, what are you left with? When I retire, I hope I am remembered for being a decent guy.
- Lionel Messi

3. My success set me up for life, and it meant that I could retire from the music industry at 27 to spend time with my newborn daughter and my wife. My time away from the spotlight allowed me to rediscover my love for music, and I'm doing it for me now and no one else.
- Rick Astley

2. retire

verb. ['rɪˈtaɪr, riːˈtaɪr, ˌriːˈtaɪɝ'] withdraw from active participation.

Synonyms

  • give up
  • bow out
  • drop out
  • quit
  • cease
  • withdraw
  • lay off
  • stop

Antonyms

  • opening
  • retreat
  • gladden
  • move in

Etymology

  • retirer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. retire

verb. ['rɪˈtaɪr, riːˈtaɪr, ˌriːˈtaɪɝ'] pull back or move away or backward.

Synonyms

  • pull away
  • fall back
  • move back
  • locomote
  • move
  • draw back
  • pull in one's horns
  • retrograde
  • recede
  • back off
  • go
  • retreat
  • crawfish
  • back away
  • pull back
  • back out
  • crawfish out
  • back up
  • withdraw
  • travel

Antonyms

  • advance
  • push
  • raise
  • pull

Etymology

  • retirer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

4. retire

verb. ['rɪˈtaɪr, riːˈtaɪr, ˌriːˈtaɪɝ'] break from a meeting or gathering.

Synonyms

  • forgather
  • meet
  • seclude
  • withdraw
  • sequester
  • gather
  • foregather
  • shut down
  • close up
  • prorogue
  • close down
  • close
  • adjourn
  • sequestrate
  • assemble

Antonyms

  • better
  • forward
  • progressive
  • anterograde

Etymology

  • retirer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

5. retire

verb. ['rɪˈtaɪr, riːˈtaɪr, ˌriːˈtaɪɝ'] dispose of (something no longer useful or needed).

Synonyms

  • put away
  • dispose
  • cast aside
  • toss away
  • throw out
  • toss
  • toss out
  • cast out
  • chuck out
  • cast away
  • throw away
  • discard

Antonyms

  • arrange
  • disengage
  • wind
  • back

Etymology

  • retirer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

6. retire

verb. ['rɪˈtaɪr, riːˈtaɪr, ˌriːˈtaɪɝ'] withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds.

Antonyms

  • be born

Etymology

  • retirer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

7. retire

verb. ['rɪˈtaɪr, riːˈtaɪr, ˌriːˈtaɪɝ'] make (someone) retire.

Synonyms

  • send away
  • sack
  • give the sack
  • terminate
  • force out
  • give the axe
  • dismiss
  • superannuate
  • displace
  • can
  • give notice

Antonyms

  • move out
  • stay
  • rest
  • buy

Etymology

  • retirer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

8. retire

verb. ['rɪˈtaɪr, riːˈtaɪr, ˌriːˈtaɪɝ'] cause to get out.

Synonyms

  • give
  • give way
  • move over
  • ease up
  • strike out

Antonyms

  • descend
  • linger
  • recede
  • ride

Etymology

  • retirer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

9. retire

verb. ['rɪˈtaɪr, riːˈtaɪr, ˌriːˈtaɪɝ'] prepare for sleep.

Synonyms

  • bed
  • go to sleep
  • bunk down
  • kip down
  • hit the hay
  • bed down
  • sack out
  • go to bed
  • crawl in
  • turn in

Antonyms

  • turn out
  • tide
  • precede
  • progress

Etymology

  • retirer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

10. retire

verb. ['rɪˈtaɪr, riːˈtaɪr, ˌriːˈtaɪɝ'] cause to be out on a fielding play.

Synonyms

  • toy
  • play
  • diddle
  • fiddle

Antonyms

  • fall
  • ascend
  • go
  • rise

Etymology

  • retirer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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