1. break from a meeting or gathering

    Synonyms : adjourn, withdraw
    Type Of : close, shut down, close up, fold, close down
    Examples :
    • The men retired to the library
  2. lose interest

    Synonyms : withdraw
    Type Of : tire, fatigue, jade, pall, weary
    Examples :
    • he retired from life when his wife died
  3. cause to be out on a fielding play

    Synonyms : put out
    Type Of : fiddle, play, diddle, toy
  4. pull back or move away or backward

    Synonyms : draw back, move back, pull away, pull back, recede, retreat, withdraw
    Type Of : go, locomote, move, travel
  5. prepare for sleep

    Synonyms : bed, crawl in, go to bed, go to sleep, hit the hay, hit the sack, kip down, sack out, turn in
  6. withdraw from active participation

    Synonyms : withdraw
    Type Of : stop, discontinue, quit, lay off, give up, cease
    Examples :
    • He retired from chess
  7. cause to get out

    Synonyms : strike out
    Examples :
    • The pitcher retired three batters
  8. dispose of (something no longer useful or needed)

    Type Of : chuck out, toss out, toss away, toss, throw out, throw away, cast aside, cast away, cast out, discard, put away, dispose, fling
    Examples :
    • She finally retired that old coat
  9. go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position

    Type Of : step down, resign, leave office, quit
    Examples :
    • He retired at age 68
  10. make (someone) retire

    Type Of : displace, terminate, dismiss, can, send away, sack, give notice, give the axe, force out, give the sack, fire
    Examples :
    • The director was retired after the scandal
  11. withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds

    Type Of : recall