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Overview of verb retaliate

The verb retaliate has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) revenge, avenge, retaliate

(take revenge for a perceived wrong; "He wants to avenge the murder of his brother")

2. (1) retaliate, strike back

(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")

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