retire from

retire from something

to withdraw from something. (Usually to terminate a working career permanently.) I retired from the company early. When do you intend to retire from your job?
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retire someone or something from something

to take someone or something out of service permanently. The company retired the vice president from the job and gave it to someone else. It is time to retire my automobile from service.
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References in classic literature ?
If I say that I ought to be prepared to do it, that is, I ought to have the money and to retire from the army.
The question whether to retire from the service or not brought him to the other and perhaps the chief though hidden interest of his life, of which none knew but he.
When his experience fails, he will retire from the position of narrator; and his task will be continued, from the point at which he has left it off, by other persons who can speak to the circumstances under notice from their own knowledge, just as clearly and positively as he has spoken before them.
After Yahoo's surprising news of Yao's retirement, Sina Sports said that Yao Ming did not announce his decision to retire from the NBA, citing Yao's broker Zhang Jiming.
Justice Javed Iqbal will be senior judge of SC who will retire from his office on July, 31, 2011.
He doesn't want to retire from making these USO overseas tours, but at 78 he's slowing down some, and the long flights and visits have just become too physically grueling.
Thus, if employees (other than 5% owners) who attained age 70 1/2 in 1996 and did not retire from employment with the employer maintaining the plan by the end of 1996 were offered the opportunity to make an election to defer commencement of benefits rather than to begin receiving benefits from the plan by Apr.
In December 1993, for instance, Los Angeles County's Thomas Tidemanson was able to retire from his $158,000 a year job as director of public works with an annual pension of $190,000.
At many corporations, the outgoing CEO is forced to retire from the board simply because he has reached retirement age.
Seven directors will retire from the board at the June meeting, reducing the size of the board from 19 to 14.
NYSE:AAI), announced today that Tommy Kalil, 65, AirTran Airways' senior vice president of customer service, will retire from the company later this year.
Participants who choose to resign or retire from the school district earn an extra two years of service under the State Teachers' Retirement System, the public education equivalent of a pension system.