retaliate


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re·tal·i·ate

 (rĭ-tăl′ē-āt′)
v. re·tal·i·at·ed, re·tal·i·at·ing, re·tal·i·ates
v.intr.
To do something in response to an action done to oneself or an associate, especially to attack or injure someone as a response to a hurtful action.
v.tr.
To pay back (an injury) in kind.

[Late Latin retāliāre, retāliāt- : Latin re-, re- + Latin tāliō, punishment in kind; see telə- in Indo-European roots.]

re·tal′i·a′tion n.
re·tal′i·a′tive, re·tal′i·a·to′ry (-ə-tôr′ē) adj.
re·tal′i·a′tor n.

retaliate

(rɪˈtælɪˌeɪt)
vb
1. (intr) to take retributory action, esp by returning some injury or wrong in kind
2. (intr) to cast (an accusation) back upon a person
3. (tr) rare to avenge (an injury, wrong, etc)
[C17: from Late Latin retāliāre, from Latin re- + tālis of such kind]
reˌtaliˈation n
reˈtaliative, reˈtaliatory adj
reˈtaliˌator n

re•tal•i•ate

(rɪˈtæl iˌeɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing. v.i.
1. to return like for like, esp. evil for evil: to retaliate for an injury.
v.t.
2. to requite or make return for (a wrong or injury) with the like.
[1605–15; < Latin retāliātus, past participle of retāliāre=re- re- + -tāliāre, v. derivative of tāliō compensation in kind; see -ate1]
re•tal`i•a′tion, n.
re•tal′i•a`tive, re•tal′i•a•to`ry (-əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
re•tal′i•a`tor, n.

retaliate


Past participle: retaliated
Gerund: retaliating

Imperative
retaliate
retaliate
Present
I retaliate
you retaliate
he/she/it retaliates
we retaliate
you retaliate
they retaliate
Preterite
I retaliated
you retaliated
he/she/it retaliated
we retaliated
you retaliated
they retaliated
Present Continuous
I am retaliating
you are retaliating
he/she/it is retaliating
we are retaliating
you are retaliating
they are retaliating
Present Perfect
I have retaliated
you have retaliated
he/she/it has retaliated
we have retaliated
you have retaliated
they have retaliated
Past Continuous
I was retaliating
you were retaliating
he/she/it was retaliating
we were retaliating
you were retaliating
they were retaliating
Past Perfect
I had retaliated
you had retaliated
he/she/it had retaliated
we had retaliated
you had retaliated
they had retaliated
Future
I will retaliate
you will retaliate
he/she/it will retaliate
we will retaliate
you will retaliate
they will retaliate
Future Perfect
I will have retaliated
you will have retaliated
he/she/it will have retaliated
we will have retaliated
you will have retaliated
they will have retaliated
Future Continuous
I will be retaliating
you will be retaliating
he/she/it will be retaliating
we will be retaliating
you will be retaliating
they will be retaliating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been retaliating
you have been retaliating
he/she/it has been retaliating
we have been retaliating
you have been retaliating
they have been retaliating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been retaliating
you will have been retaliating
he/she/it will have been retaliating
we will have been retaliating
you will have been retaliating
they will have been retaliating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been retaliating
you had been retaliating
he/she/it had been retaliating
we had been retaliating
you had been retaliating
they had been retaliating
Conditional
I would retaliate
you would retaliate
he/she/it would retaliate
we would retaliate
you would retaliate
they would retaliate
Past Conditional
I would have retaliated
you would have retaliated
he/she/it would have retaliated
we would have retaliated
you would have retaliated
they would have retaliated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.retaliate - take revenge for a perceived wrong; "He wants to avenge the murder of his brother"
get back, get even - take revenge or even out a score; "I cannot accept the defeat--I want to get even"
penalise, penalize, punish - impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on; "The students were penalized for showing up late for class"; "we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again"
2.retaliate - make a counterattack and return like for like, especially evil for evilretaliate - 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"
strike, hit - make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target; "The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939"; "We must strike the enemy's oil fields"; "in the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2"

retaliate

verb pay someone back, hit back, strike back, reciprocate, take revenge, get back at someone, get even with (informal), even the score, get your own back (informal), wreak vengeance, exact retribution, give as good as you get (informal), take an eye for an eye, make reprisal, give (someone) a taste of his or her own medicine, give tit for tat, return like for like I was sorely tempted to retaliate.
accept, submit, turn the other cheek

retaliate

verb
To return like for like, especially to return an unfriendly or hostile action with a similar one:
Translations
يَرُد بالمِثِل، يَنْتَقِم
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gøre gengæld
megtorol
svara í sömu mynt
atsikeršijimas
atdarītatriebt-ies
misilleme yapmak

retaliate

[rɪˈtælɪeɪt] VI (= respond) → responder (Mil) → tomar represalias
to retaliate against sth/sbtomar represalias contra algo/algn
they retaliated by bombing Israeli portstomaron represalias bombardeando los puertos israelíes
she retaliated by switching the television offsu respuesta fue apagar el televisor, respondió apagando el televisor

retaliate

[rɪˈtælieɪt] viriposter
to retaliate against sth → riposter à qch
They retaliated against the enemy attack → Ils ont riposté à l'attaque de l'ennemi.
to retaliate against sb → user de représailles contre qn

retaliate

viVergeltung üben; (for bad treatment, insults etc) → sich revanchieren (against sb an jdm); (in battle) → zurückschlagen; (Sport, in fight, with measures, in argument) → kontern; he retaliated by pointing out that …er konterte, indem er darauf hinwies, dass …; he retaliated by kicking him on the shinser hat sich mit einem Tritt gegen das Schienbein revanchiert; then she retaliated by calling him a pigsie revanchierte sich damit or zahlte es ihm damit heim, dass sie ihn ein Schwein nannte; how will the unions retaliate?wie werden die Gewerkschaften kontern?

retaliate

[rɪˈtælɪˌeɪt] vi to retaliate (against sb/sth)vendicarsi (contro qn/di qc)

retaliate

(rəˈtӕlieit) verb
to do something unpleasant to a person in return for something unpleasant he has done to one. If you insult him, he will retaliate.
reˌtaliˈation noun
References in classic literature ?
I tell you, I have such faith in Linton's love, that I believe I might kill him, and he wouldn't wish to retaliate.
SOCRATES: Then we ought not to retaliate or render evil for evil to any one, whatever evil we may have suffered from him.
Darcy, it is very ungenerous in you to mention all that you knew to my disadvantage in Hertfordshire-- and, give me leave to say, very impolitic too-- for it is provoking me to retaliate, and such things may come out as will shock your relations to hear.
In this way outrages are frequently committed on the natives by thoughtless or mischievous white men; the Indians retaliate according to a law of their code, which requires blood for blood; their act, of what with them is pious vengeance, resounds throughout the land, and is represented as wanton and unprovoked; the neighborhood is roused to arms; a war ensues, which ends in the destruction of half the tribe, the ruin of the rest, and their expulsion from their hereditary homes.
When he strove to retaliate on Johnny, that imperturbable youth, with extended arm, merely lifted him into the air on his chain and strangled him.
I looked for him to retaliate, but he contented himself with swimming about forlornly a safe ten feet away.
By this means he announced that he was prepared to retaliate for any hurt he might receive.
Under these fortunate circumstances, I was able to keep up my character among my friends, when they inquired about the scuffle, by informing them that Gentleman Jones had audaciously slapped my face, and that I had been obliged to retaliate by knocking him down.
Again and again, drinking in the strangeness and the fearsomeness of the world from her lips, I had heard her state that if one offended an Italian, no matter how slightly and unintentionally, he was certain to retaliate by stabbing one in the back.
Let me but retaliate upon him, by degrees, however slow-- let me but begin to get the better of him, let me but turn the scale--and I can bear it.
So Tom, to retaliate, commenced a war upon the swallows who dwelt under the wheelwright's eaves, whom he harassed with sticks and stones; and being fleeter of foot than his enemy, escaped all punishment, and kept him in perpetual anger.
When the magician retaliates by saying that the spiritually conscientious one could have understood little of his song, the latter replies: "Thou praisest me in that thou separatest me from thyself.