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Synonyms of retiring

Verb


1. retire, leave office, quit, step down, resign

usage: go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position; "He retired at age 68"

2. retire, withdraw, discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off

usage: withdraw from active participation; "He retired from chess"

3. withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move back, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb"

4. retire, recall

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

5. adjourn, withdraw, retire, close up, close, fold, shut down, close down

usage: break from a meeting or gathering; "We adjourned for lunch"; "The men retired to the library"

6. retire, displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate

usage: make (someone) retire; "The director was retired after the scandal"

7. retire, discard, fling, toss, toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast aside, dispose, throw out, cast out, throw away, cast away, put away

usage: dispose of (something no longer useful or needed); "She finally retired that old coat"

8. retire, withdraw, tire, pall, weary, fatigue, jade

usage: lose interest; "he retired from life when his wife died"

9. put out, retire, toy, fiddle, diddle, play

usage: cause to be out on a fielding play

10. retire, strike out

usage: cause to get out; "The pitcher retired three batters"; "the runner was put out at third base"

11. go to bed, turn in, bed, crawl in, kip down, hit the hay, hit the sack, sack out, go to sleep, retire

usage: prepare for sleep; "I usually turn in at midnight"; "He goes to bed at the crack of dawn"

Adjective


1. retiring, unassuming, modest (vs. immodest)

usage: not arrogant or presuming; "unassuming to a fault, skeptical about the value of his work"; "a shy retiring girl"

2. past(prenominal), preceding(prenominal), retiring(prenominal), outgoing (vs. incoming)

usage: of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office; "a retiring member of the board"

3. reticent, self-effacing, retiring, unassertive (vs. assertive)

usage: reluctant to draw attention to yourself

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