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."
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The government said Friday it is reviewing its plan to remove Japan from its own "whitelist" of countries given preferential trading benefits as a retaliatory measure following the Tokyo's decision to delist Korea from its whitelist.
The fact that President Trump canceled a planned retaliatory military attack on Iran for shooting down a US drone got huge attention worldwide, but very little attention was given the fact that he approved a retaliatory cyber attack at the same time.