retaliatory


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.retaliatory - of or relating to or having the nature of retribution; "retributive justice demands an eye for an eye"
punitive, punitory - inflicting punishment; "punitive justice"; "punitive damages"
Translations

retaliatory

[rɪˈtælɪətərɪ] ADJde represalia
retaliatory raidataque m de represalia
to take retaliatory measurestomar represalias

retaliatory

[rɪˈtæliətəri] adj [steps, measures, action, attack] → de représailles

retaliatory

adj retaliatory measuresVergeltungsmaßnahmen pl; a retaliatory assassinationein Vergeltungsmord m; to take retaliatory actionzurückschlagen; (Mil) → einen Vergeltungsschlag durchführen

retaliatory

[rɪˈtælɪətrɪ] adjdi rappresaglia, di ritorsione
References in classic literature ?
She determined to "shroud her feelings in deepest oblivion," and it may be stated here and now that she did it, so successfully that Gilbert, who possibly was not quite so indifferent as he seemed, could not console himself with any belief that Anne felt his retaliatory scorn.
Our retaliatory measures are slight in the extreme.
As we have at present no one affiliated inside the fortress so as to make it possible to furnish him with a packet of poison, we have considered already some sort of retaliatory action--to follow very soon.
Girls were easier to train; they did not waste time in retaliatory conversation; they were more careful; and they were much more likely to give "the soft answer that turneth away wrath.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will personally choose an option of retaliatory measures against London that will best correspond to Russia's interests, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday,TASSreports.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday Russian President Vladimir Putin will personally choose an option of retaliatory measures against London that will best correspond to Russia's interests.
4 (ANI): One terrorist and three of his accomplices/ over ground worker (OGWs) were killed after security forces resorted to retaliatory firing against an attack on a joint motor vehicle patrolling party on Sunday.
Pakistan Army, in retaliatory fire, targetted Indian posts, the ISPR statement added.
Otherwise, he said Seoul should consider retaliatory steps.
Community sources claimed that the attack which took the life of the woman, was retaliatory, after a Fulani man was murdered in Oke-Ako, recently allegedly by Tivs.
The Press Trust of India said quoting a senior Indian Army officer that the forces carried out a retaliatory action against Pakistani forces along the Line of Control in Poonch district of the state which resulting in the killing of seven Pakistani soldiers and injured four others.
The official said the armed forces was ready for any retaliatory attacks from the Maute group either in Davao City or in Manila