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Definition of Retire

Retire

  1. To withdraw; to take away; -- sometimes used reflexively.
  2. To withdraw from circulation, or from the market; to take up and pay; as, to retire bonds; to retire a note.
  3. To cause to retire; specifically, to designate as no longer qualified for active service; to place on the retired list; as, to retire a military or naval officer.
  4. To go back or return; to draw back or away; to keep aloof; to withdraw or retreat, as from observation; to go into privacy; as, to retire to his home; to retire from the world, or from notice.
  5. To retreat from action or danger; to withdraw for safety or pleasure; as, to retire from battle.
  6. To withdraw from a public station, or from business; as, having made a large fortune, he retired.
  7. To recede; to fall or bend back; as, the shore of the sea retires in bays and gulfs.
  8. To go to bed; as, he usually retires early.
  9. The act of retiring, or the state of being retired; also, a place to which one retires.
  10. A call sounded on a bugle, announcing to skirmishers that they are to retire, or fall back.
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Retire Translations

retire in Afrikaans is aftree
retire in Dutch is aftreden, met pensioen gaan
retire in French is retirent, retirez, se retirer, retirer, retirons
retire in Latin is defungo, abeo, recedo, cubitum ire, recedo
retire in Portuguese is aposente
retire in Spanish is retirarse
retire in Swedish is retirera, dra sig tillbaka