Retire vs Superannuate - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between retire and superannuate
is that retire
is to withdraw; to take away; -- sometimes used reflexively while superannuate
is to retire or put out of use due to age.
As a noun retire
is (rare) the act of retiring, or the state of being retired; also, a place to which one retires.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(rare) The act of retiring, or the state of being retired; also, a place to which one retires.
(dated) A call sounded on a bugle, announcing to skirmishers that they are to retire, or fall back.
- At the retire , the cavalry fell back.
To withdraw; to take away; -- sometimes used reflexively.
* Sir Philip Sidney
* Sir J. Davies
- He retired himself, his wife, and children into a forest.
To withdraw from circulation, or from the market; to take up and pay; as, to retire bonds; to retire a note.
- As when the sun is present all the year, / And never doth retire his golden ray.
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.
- The central bank retired those notes five years ago.
(transitive, cricket, of a batsman) to voluntarily stop batting before being dismissed so that the next batsman can bat
- The board retired the old major.
(transitive, baseball, of a fielder), to make a defensive play which results in a runner or the batter being put out
- Jones retired in favour of Smith.
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.
- Jones retired Smith 6-3.
To retreat from action or danger; to withdraw for safety or pleasure; as, to retire from battle.
- I will retire to the study.''
To withdraw from a public station, from working, or from business
- The regiment retired from the fray after the Major was killed.
- Having made a large fortune, he retired .
To recede; to fall or bend back; as, the shore of the sea retires in bays and gulfs.
- He wants to retire at 55.
To go to bed; as, he usually retires early.
- Past the point, the shore retires into a sequence of coves.
- I will retire for the night.
* (cricket) (l)
to retire or put out of use due to age
to show to be obsolete due to age
to retire due to age
to become obsolete or antiquated
To give a pension to, on account of old age or other infirmity; to cause to retire from service on a pension.
- (Sir Thomas Browne)