retaliate


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Synonyms for retaliate

pay someone back

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  • pay someone back
  • hit back
  • strike back
  • reciprocate
  • take revenge
  • get back at someone
  • get even with
  • even the score
  • get your own back
  • wreak vengeance
  • exact retribution
  • give as good as you get
  • 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

Synonyms for retaliate

to return like for like, especially to return an unfriendly or hostile action with a similar one

Synonyms for retaliate

take revenge for a perceived wrong

make a counterattack and return like for like, especially evil for evil

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Hezbollah vowed to retaliate, saying: "The resistance will choose the right time and place as well as the appropriate response method.
We think that the government should retaliate against any country which embarks on fingerprinting the citizens of the Islamic republic of Iran" and take the same measures against Saudi nationals, he reiterated.
Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard, the country's most powerful military force, has warned in recent days that it will retaliate should Iranian ships be searched.
Since some forces are attacking and assaulting our cadres, we have decided to retaliate if they attack our cadres.
Iran's president on Thursday said that if the Israelis launch a new war against Lebanon's Hizbullah, the militant group should retaliate strongly enough to "close their case once and for all.
The final decision on whether to actually retaliate is up to the Brazilian government, which is expected to decide by the end of January.
The panel's ruling also allows Mexico to retaliate by imposing tariffs on as much as $2 billion worth of U.
SEB SANDERS, who had earlier made all on Retaliate in the 6f claimer, completed a double at odds of more than 26-1 when Panshir returned to winning form in the 1m handicap.
At-will employment does not give license to employers to discriminate or retaliate on an otherwise impermissible basis.
Anjem Choudary believes the use of Shannon Airport by American warplanes gives foreign terrorists the right to retaliate with attacks on Irish citizens.
But it has also resulted in increasing civil and criminal penalties for organizations that retaliate against employees blowing the whistle in other areas--such as sexual harassment, discrimination, environmental problems, drug abuse and information technology abuse.
The school board maintains that it didn't retaliate against Jackson and contends he has no case under Title IX.
District Court for the District of Columbia, also accuses the Justice officials of intentionally disclosing the name of a confidential informant to retaliate against Convertino.
The EU is threatening to retaliate by imposing their own surcharges to U.
The plants seemed to retaliate for this outrage by reducing the supply of oxygen in those sections.