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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-tal′i-āt, v.t. to return like for like: to repay.—v.i. to return like for like.—n. Retaliā′tion, act of retaliating: 'lex talionis:' retribution.—adjs. Retal′iātive, Retal′iātory, returning like for like. [L. retaliāre, -ātum—re-, in return, talio, -onis, like for like—talis, of such a kind.]
The numerical value of retaliate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of retaliate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of retaliate in a Sentence
The bottom line is it must be repealed or we will retaliate.
The Chinese have to do the tit-for-tat, they have to retaliate.
Be too great, like the Sun, to retaliate when lesser men throw stones at you.
I have a feeling in my heart that we should go after the Muslims, that we should retaliate.
Pakistan also retains the reciprocal right to retaliate... against acts of terror against Pakistan.
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- sich rächen, Vergeltung übenGerman
- tomar represaliasSpanish
- kostaa, vastata samalla mitallaFinnish
- megtorol, megbosszul, elégtételt vesz, bosszút állHungarian
- svara í sömu mynt, gjalda líku líkt, hefna sínIcelandic
- rautipu, rautupuMāori
- zemścić sięPolish
- мстить, отомститьRussian
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