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  Definition of retaliate
  1. 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"
  2. take revenge for a perceived wrong; "He wants to avenge the murder of his brother"
Similar Words: strike back, revenge, avenge

 

Hyponyms: get even, get back

 

Derivational Morphology: retaliation, revenge, avenger, retaliator

 

Anagrams: air alert, aliterate, Elettaria, ill-treat

 

 
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