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 for retire
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Retire \Re*tire"\, v. i.
     1. 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.
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              To Una back he cast him to retire.    --Spenser.
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              The mind contracts herself, and shrinketh in,
              And to herself she gladly doth retire. --Sir J.
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     2. To retreat from action or danger; to withdraw for safety
        or pleasure; as, to retire from battle.
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              Set Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle,
              and retire ye from him, that he may be smitten, and
              die.                                  --2 Sam. xi.
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     3. To withdraw from a public station, or from business; as,
        having made a large fortune, he retired.
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              And from Britannia's public posts retire. --Addison.
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     4. To recede; to fall or bend back; as, the shore of the sea
        retires in bays and gulfs.
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     5. To go to bed; as, he usually retires early.
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     Syn: To withdraw; leave; depart; secede; recede; retreat;
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Retire \Re*tire"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Retired; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Retiring.] [F. retirer; pref. re- re- + tirer to draw.
     See Tirade.]
     1. To withdraw; to take away; -- sometimes used reflexively.
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              He . . . retired himself, his wife, and children
              into a forest.                        --Sir P.
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              As when the sun is present all the year,
              And never doth retire his golden ray. --Sir J.
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     2. To withdraw from circulation, or from the market; to take
        up and pay; as, to retire bonds; to retire a note.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Retire \Re*tire"\, n.
     1. The act of retiring, or the state of being retired; also,
        a place to which one retires. [Obs.]
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              The battle and the retire of the English succors.
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              [Eve] discover'd soon the place of her retire.
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     2. (Mil.) A call sounded on a bugle, announcing to
        skirmishers that they are to retire, or fall back.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw
           from one's position; "He retired at age 68"
      2: withdraw from active participation; "He retired from chess"
         [syn: retire, withdraw]
      3: pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew";
         "The limo pulled away from the curb" [syn: withdraw,
         retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back,
         retire, move back] [ant: advance, go on, march on,
         move on, pass on, progress]
      4: withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills,
         shares, and bonds
      5: break from a meeting or gathering; "We adjourned for lunch";
         "The men retired to the library" [syn: adjourn, withdraw,
      6: make (someone) retire; "The director was retired after the
      7: dispose of (something no longer useful or needed); "She
         finally retired that old coat"
      8: lose interest; "he retired from life when his wife died"
         [syn: retire, withdraw]
      9: cause to be out on a fielding play [syn: put out, retire]
      10: cause to get out; "The pitcher retired three batters"; "the
          runner was put out at third base" [syn: retire, strike
      11: prepare for sleep; "I usually turn in at midnight"; "He goes
          to bed at the crack of dawn" [syn: go to bed, turn in,
          bed, crawl in, kip down, hit the hay, hit the
          sack, sack out, go to sleep, retire] [ant: arise,
          get up, rise, turn out, uprise]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  197 Moby Thesaurus words for "retire":
     abandon, abdicate, abscond, amortize, avoid the limelight,
     back down, back out, be pensioned, be superannuated,
     beat a retreat, bed, bed down, blush unseen, boot, bounce, bow out,
     bowl, break, bump, bust, can, cashier, clear, cop out, count sheep,
     cup, decline, deconsecrate, defrock, degrade, demit, demote,
     depart, deplume, depose, deprive, dethrone, die away, diminish,
     disappear, disbar, discharge, discrown, disemploy, disengage,
     disenthrone, dish, dismiss, displace, displume, doss down,
     draw back, draw off, drift away, drop, drum out, dwindle, ebb,
     evacuate, excommunicate, exit, expel, fade, fade away, fall back,
     fire, flop, forsake the world, furlough, get away, get off,
     give back, give ground, give place, give the ax, give the gate,
     give up, go, go away, go back, go beddy-bye, go into retirement,
     go night-night, go off, go to bed, go to sleep, hibernate,
     hit the hay, hit the sack, hollow, honor, incurve, junk,
     keep secret, kick, kick upstairs, kip, lay off, leave, let go,
     let out, lie down, lift, liquidate, live alone, live apart,
     live in retirement, make accounts square, make redundant,
     move away, move back, move off, oust, overthrow, pay in full,
     pay off, pay the bill, pay the shot, pay up, pension, pension off,
     pile in, pull away, pull back, pull out, purge, quit, read out of,
     recede, redeem, refuse comment, release, relinquish,
     remain incommunicado, remove, remove from office,
     renounce the throne, replace, resign, retire from office, retreat,
     retrocede, roll in, run along, run back, rusticate, sack, sack out,
     satisfy, scrap, separate forcibly, settle, shrink,
     shun companionship, sink, snooze, square, square accounts,
     stand aloof, stand aside, stand back, stand down, stand mute,
     stand off, stay at home, step aside, strike a balance, strip,
     strip of office, strip of rank, superannuate, surplus, surrender,
     suspend, take a nap, take forty winks, take it easy, take off,
     take the veil, take up, terminate, turn in, turn off, turn out,
     unchurch, unfrock, unsaddle, unseat, unthrone, vacate, vanish,
     wane, waste no words, widen the distance, withdraw, withdraw from,

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