Definitions for retaliaterɪˈtæl iˌeɪt
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revenge, avenge, retaliate(verb)
take revenge for a perceived wrong
"He wants to avenge the murder of his brother"
retaliate, strike back(verb)
make a counterattack and return like for like, especially evil for evil
"The Empire strikes back"; "The Giants struck back and won the opener"; "The Israeli army retaliated for the Hamas bombing"
To do something harmful or negative to get revenge for some harm; to fight back or respond in kind to an injury or affront.
John replied to Peter's insult with a verbal attack to retaliate for Peter's acid remark earlier.
Origin: From retaliatus, past participle of retaliare, from re + talis.
to return the like for; to repay or requite by an act of the same kind; to return evil for (evil). [Now seldom used except in a bad sense.]
to return like for like; specifically, to return evil for evil; as, to retaliate upon an enemy
Origin: [L. retaliatus, p. p. of retaliare to retaliate; pref. re- re- + a word akin to talio talion, retaliation. Cf. Talion.]
Retaliate is the debut album of Maryland deathgrind band Misery Index. Track 5 was previously recorded and released on a split with Structure of Lies.
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The bottom line is it must be repealed or we will retaliate.
Be too great, like the Sun, to retaliate when lesser men throw stones at you.
I think this is quite a dangerous situation, there could be firing by the North Koreans, which then could prompt South Koreans to retaliate very quickly.
I will come to Port-au-Prince and I will come in good shape. I will retaliate if necessary. If they try to arrest me I will retaliate, because it is illegal.
There could be firing by the North Koreans, which then could prompt South Koreans to retaliate very quickly, there's always a danger that things could escalate on the Korean Peninsula, lives being lost.
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