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What is another word for retiring?

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Adjective
Shy and fond of being on one's own
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“The play traces her evolution from a retiring young girl to a wise and purposeful world figure.”
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In the process of leaving an office, place or position
“The Santa Fe Board of Trustees has renamed the fine arts hall to honor the retiring president.”
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Not clearly visible or attracting attention
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Easily anxious or frightened
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Having a considerate or kindly disposition
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Verb
Present participle for to leave one's job and cease to work, typically on reaching the normal age for leaving service
“By 1996, Nigo finally decided it was time to retire. He had begun to feel his age.”
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Present participle for to discharge from a job or position
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“A Commanding Officer may put forward a proposal to the Military Secretary, GHQ, through normal channels to retire the officer prematurely.”
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Present participle for to withdraw to, or from, a particular place
“Lord Dersq gestured that the messenger and the musicians retire from the hall.”
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(of a military force) Present participle for to retreat from an enemy or an attacking position
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“The great black dragon was forced to retire from the fight.”
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Present participle for to go to bed
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“The music started to die down, and the king announced for everyone to retire for the night.”
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(of a business) Present participle for to go bankrupt
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Present participle for to leave or resign from one's current position or role
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Present participle for to transfer oneself to another place, especially in the company of others
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Present participle for to split or withdraw from a union, alliance or organization
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Present participle for to isolate or separate from the rest
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Present participle for to become obsolete due to age
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Present participle for to put an end to, especially formally
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Present participle for to isolate or restrict access to, often by means of a blockade, boycott, or cloistering
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Present participle for to diminish in intensity or severity, especially gradually
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Present participle for to throw away (something unwanted or useless)
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