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retaliate

re·tal·i·ate

retaliate

 
 
pronunciation:
rih tae li eIt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: retaliated, retaliates, retaliating
definition: to strike back; take revenge.
Her brother made a disparaging remark and she retaliated by hitting him over the head with a cushion.
similar words:
counter, get even, pay off a score, reciprocate, settle a score
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to take revenge for (a wrong or injury received).
synonyms:
avenge, pay, requite, revenge
similar words:
counter, fix, reciprocate, repay
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derivations: retaliatory (adj.), retaliation (n.), retaliator (n.)