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English verb: retire

1. retire (social) go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position


SamplesHe retired at age 68.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)leave office, quit, resign, step down


Narrower (hyponym)bow out, superannuate, withdraw

2. retire (social) withdraw from active participation


SamplesHe retired from chess.


Synonymswithdraw


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)cease, discontinue, give up, lay off, quit, stop


Narrower (hyponym)drop out


Verb groupbow out, retire, withdraw, withdraw

3. retire (motion) pull back or move away or backward


SamplesThe enemy withdrew.
The limo pulled away from the curb.


Synonymsdraw back, move back, pull away, pull back, recede, retreat, withdraw


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)back down, back off, back up, fall back, retreat, retrograde


Verb groupback away, back out, crawfish, crawfish out, pull back, pull in one's horns, retreat, withdraw


Antonymsadvance, march on, move on, progress, go on, pass on

4. retire (social) withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)recall

5. retire (social) break from a meeting or gathering


SamplesWe adjourned for lunch.
The men retired to the library.


Synonymsadjourn, withdraw


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)close, close down, close up, fold, shut down


Narrower (hyponym)prorogue


Entailassemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet


Verb groupseclude, sequester, sequestrate, withdraw

6. retire (social) make (someone) retire


SamplesThe director was retired after the scandal.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)can, dismiss, displace, fire, force out, give notice, give the axe, give the sack, sack, send away, terminate


Narrower (hyponym)superannuate


Causeretire

7. retire (possession) dispose of (something no longer useful or needed)


SamplesShe finally retired that old coat.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out, discard, dispose, fling, put away, throw away, throw out, toss, toss away, toss out

8. retire (emotion) lose interest


SamplesHe retired from life when his wife died.


Synonymswithdraw


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)fatigue, jade, pall, tire, weary


Narrower (hyponym)back down, back off, bow out, chicken out, pull out


Verb groupretire, withdraw

9. retire (contact) cause to be out on a fielding play


Synonymsput out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)diddle, fiddle, play, toy


Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

10. retire (competition) cause to get out


SamplesThe pitcher retired three batters.
The runner was put out at third base.


Synonymsstrike out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Causeease up, give, give way, move over, yield


Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

11. retire (body) prepare for sleep


SamplesI usually turn in at midnight.
He goes to bed at the crack of dawn.


Synonymsbed, crawl in, go to bed, go to sleep, hit the hay, hit the sack, kip down, sack out, turn in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Narrower (hyponym)bed down, bunk down


Antonymsget up, arise, uprise, rise, turn out









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