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1. retaliate

verb. ['rɪˈtæliːˌeɪt, riːˈtæliːˌeɪt'] make a counterattack and return like for like, especially evil for evil.

Synonyms

  • hit
  • strike

Antonyms

  • bottom out
  • stay in place
  • top out

Etymology

  • retaliatus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Retaliate

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  • affiliate
  • alleviate
  • appreciate
  • appropriate
  • asphyxiate
  • associate
  • associate
  • delineate
  • depreciate
  • deviate
  • differentiate
  • differentiate
  • emaciate
  • enunciate
  • enunciate
  • excoriate
  • expatriate
  • expiate
  • expropriate

Example sentences of the word retaliate


1. Verb, base form
Victims will often retaliate quietly against the workplace as a whole for failing to address the problem.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Your instinct may be to fight back and retaliate with nasty comments of your own.

2. retaliate

verb. ['rɪˈtæliːˌeɪt, riːˈtæliːˌeɪt'] take revenge for a perceived wrong.

Synonyms

  • penalise
  • revenge
  • avenge
  • get back
  • punish
  • penalize

Antonyms

  • defend
  • fail
  • leave
  • abstain

Etymology

  • retaliatus (Latin)
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