how to pronounce retire


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retire is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of retire in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… plans to retire he is 71 years old …”

meaning of retire

Retire means to stop working and live off of the money you have saved.

retire frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word retire occurs in english on average 6.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics retire can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that retire can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to retire


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