Part of speech: verb

To withdraw; draw back; go away; go to bed.

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Usage examples "retire":

  1. They are then desired in the name of the sovereign to choose a Speaker, and retire to their chamber for the purpose. - "The Government of England (Vol. I)", A. Lawrence Lowell.
  2. More than that, she consented to retire, and when I joined her in her carriage the following morning, it was to find her physically stronger, even if the mind was still a prey to deepest anguish and a torturing indecision. - "The Millionaire Baby", Anna Katharine Green.
  3. Still, not seeing her, he became anxious lest a sudden illness had caused her to retire from the company. - "Lessons in Life, For All Who Will Read Them", T. S. Arthur.