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retire

re·tire

retire

 
 
pronunciation:
rih taIr
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part of speech: verb
inflections: retired, retires, retiring
definition 1: to give up a job or career.
Many Americans retire when they turn sixty-five.
similar words:
abdicate, leave, quit, resign
definition 2: to go away to be alone or find shelter.
He retired to his cabin in the woods.
similar words:
depart, shelter
definition 3: to go to bed.
I think I will retire for the night.
synonyms:
rest
antonyms:
rise, stir
similar words:
hit the sack, relax, sack out, sleep
Word Builder: retire +
  • retired:
    having given up a job or life of work.