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retire

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of RETIRE

1
to go to one's bed in order to sleep <I'm exhausted, so I think I'll retire for the evening>
Synonyms crash [slang], doss (down) [chiefly British], retire, turn in
Antonyms arise, get up, rise, uprise
2
to let go from office, service, or employment <as a part of its restructuring, the company has begun to retire its older employees>
Related Words downsize, excess, furlough, lay off, trim; boot (out), chuck (out), drum (out), kick out, throw out, unseat; separate
Antonyms employ, engage, hire, retain, sign (up or on), take on
3
to move back or away (as from something difficult, dangerous, or disagreeable) <the insurgents have retired to the outskirts of the city, but appear to be readying themselves for another offensive>
Antonyms advance

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May 27, 2015
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a vigorous reprimand or warning
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