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 of retire crash [slang], doss (down) [chiefly British], bed, turn inWords Related to retire bunk, perch, roost, settle; doze, drop off, nap, nod, sleep, slumber, snooze; couch, lie (down), reclineNear Antonyms of retire arouse, awake, awaken, rouse, wake, waken; bestir, stir; reawake, reawaken; shift, stirAntonyms of retire 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 Synonyms of retire ax (or axe), bounce, can, cashier, discharge, fire, muster out, pink-slip, release, remove, dismiss, sack, terminate, turn offWords Related to retire downsize, excess, furlough, lay off, trim; boot (out), chuck (out), drum (out), kick out, throw out, unseat; separateNear Antonyms of retire keep; reemploy, rehire; contract, subcontract; recruitAntonyms of retire 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 Synonyms of retire back away, drop back, fall back, pull out, recede, retreat, withdrawWords Related to retire flee, fly; flinch, recoil, shrink; chicken (out); bow out; back down, backpedal, backtrack, climb down; detach, disengage, disentangle, pull away; abandon, depart, evacuate, go, leave, quit, vacateNear Antonyms of retire beard, brave, brazen, breast, confront, dare, defy, face, outbraveAntonyms of retire advance
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