an eye for an eye, a taste of one's own medicine, counterblow, counterstroke, reciprocation, repayment, reprisal, requital, retribution, revenge, tit for tat, vengeance
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retaliate ( retaliates 3rd person present) ( retaliating present participle) ( retaliated past tense & past participle ) If you retaliate when someone harms or annoys you, you do something which harms or annoys them in return. verb
I was sorely tempted to retaliate... V
Christie retaliated by sending his friend a long letter detailing Carl's utter incompetence... V by -ing
The militia responded by saying it would retaliate against any attacks... V against/for n
They may retaliate with sanctions on other products if the bans are disregarded. V with n
Police said they believed the attack was in retaliation for the death of the drug trafficker.
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