What does retaliation mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retaliation, revenge(noun)

    action taken in return for an injury or offense

Wiktionary

  1. retaliation(Noun)

    Violent response to an act of harm or perceived injustice.

  2. retaliation(Noun)

    An act of violent response

Webster Dictionary

  1. Retaliation(noun)

    the act of retaliating, or of returning like for like; retribution; now, specifically, the return of evil for evil; e.g., an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth

Freebase

  1. Retaliation

    Retaliation is the second album by American comedian Dane Cook. It was released on July 26, 2005 by Comedy Central Records. The CDs contain a concert done by Cook at The Comedy Connection in Boston, Massachusetts. The DVD contains Dane's appearances on Shorties Watchin' Shorties and Crank Yankers, Comedy Central's Denis Leary Roast and Comedy Central's Bar Mitzvah Bash. The Crank Yankers call Foreign Guy English Lessons is previously unreleased. The album debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200, which was the most successful comedy album debut since Steve Martin's A Wild and Crazy Guy in 1978. It went gold six days after its initial release and platinum on November 30, 2005. As of April 16, 2008, the album has sold 1,264,748 copies in the US alone.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. retaliation

    This should never be resorted to as a measure of mere revenge, but only as a means of protective retribution, and, moreover, cautiously and unavoidably; that is to say, retaliation is only to be resorted to after careful inquiry into the real occurrence and the character of the misdeeds that may demand retribution.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of retaliation in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of retaliation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of retaliation in a Sentence

  1. Christin Fernandez:

    Raising tariffs means raising taxes on millions of American families and inviting further retaliation on American farmers.

  2. Eduardo Cunha:

    I think this is one more political move by those who chose to investigate me and one more retaliation for launching the impeachment process.

  3. Michael Schill:

    I also want to make it very clear that retaliation against those who hold different or critical views is contrary to the values of the University of Oregon, which is dedicated to free speech and academic freedom.

  4. Cuyahoga County:

    Grand jury secrecy is designed to allow grand jurors and witnesses to perform their legal duties without fear of retaliation or recrimination.

  5. Mike Pompeo:

    There are claims that this was for retaliation, for some investigation that the inspector general's office here was engaged in. Patently false. I have no sense of what investigations were taking place inside the inspector general's office, there is one exception. I was asked a series of questions in writing. I responded to those questions with respect to a particular investigation. That was some time earlier this year.

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