Synonyms for retire

Synonyms for (verb) retire

Synonyms: put out, retire

Definition: cause to be out on a fielding play

Similar words: fiddle, diddle, play, toy

Definition: manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination

Usage: She played nervously with her wedding ring; Don't fiddle with the screws; He played with the idea of running for the Senate


Synonyms: withdraw, retire

Definition: lose interest

Usage: he retired from life when his wife died

Similar words: pall, tire, fatigue, jade, weary

Definition: lose interest or become bored with something or somebody

Usage: I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food


Synonyms: retire, retreat, pull away, pull back, recede, withdraw, draw back, move back

Definition: pull back or move away or backward

Usage: The enemy withdrew; The limo pulled away from the curb

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: retire

Definition: dispose of (something no longer useful or needed)

Usage: She finally retired that old coat

Similar words: discard, dispose, toss, toss away, toss out, throw away, throw out, fling, put away, cast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out

Definition: throw or cast away

Usage: Put away your worries


Synonyms: retire

Definition: go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position

Usage: He retired at age 68

Similar words: resign, quit, leave office, step down

Definition: give up or retire from a position

Usage: The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month; The chairman resigned over the financial scandal


Synonyms: retire, withdraw

Definition: withdraw from active participation

Usage: He retired from chess

Similar words: cease, quit, give up, stop, discontinue, lay off

Definition: put an end to a state or an activity

Usage: Quit teasing your little brother


Synonyms: retire

Definition: make (someone) retire

Usage: The director was retired after the scandal

Similar words: can, dismiss, displace, send away, sack, terminate, fire, force out, give notice, give the axe, give the sack

Definition: terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

Usage: The boss fired his secretary today; The company terminated 25% of its workers


Synonyms: adjourn, withdraw, retire

Definition: break from a meeting or gathering

Usage: We adjourned for lunch; The men retired to the library

Similar words: close, close down, close up, shut down, fold

Definition: cease to operate or cause to cease operating

Usage: The owners decided to move and to close the factory; My business closes every night at 8 P.M.; close up the shop


Synonyms: retire

Definition: withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds

Similar words: recall

Definition: make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution

Usage: The company recalled the product when it was found to be faulty