Synonyms for retire

Grammar : Verb
Spell : ri-tahyuhr
Phonetic Transcription : rɪˈtaɪər

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Définition of retire

Origin :
  • 1530s, of armies, "to retreat," from Middle French retirer "to withdraw (something)," from re- "back" (see re-) + Old French tirer "to draw" (see tirade). Related: Retired; retiring.
  • Meaning "to withdraw" to some place, especially for the sake of privacy, is recorded from 1530s; sense of "leave an occupation" first attested 1640s (implied in retirement). Meaning "to leave company and go to bed" is from 1660s. Transitive sense is from 1540s, originally "withdraw, lead back" (troops, etc.); meaning "to remove from active service" is from 1680s. Baseball sense of "to put out" is recorded from 1874.
  • verb leave a place or responsibility
Example sentences :
  • The prayer concluded, Mr Clayton coldly requested me to retire.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • Mr. Gladstone said that the policy of the Government was to "rescue and retire."
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • I must be permitted to retire to my apartment whenever he comes.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • But they thus became involved in bad ground and had to retire.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • The sungar was a regular trap, and the company were ordered to retire.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • Edward being an invalid, it was now time for him to retire to bed.
  • Extract from : « Biographical Stories » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • "Here we are, Saveria," Eliza cried in reply, but making no move to retire.
  • Extract from : « The Boy Life of Napoleon » by Eugenie Foa
  • She did not, however, yield to this influence, or retire for such a purpose.
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • "You may retire," said she at last; and taking her purse from the table, she placed it in his hands.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • He is getting in years, his health is failing, and he wishes to retire.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood

Antonyms for retire

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