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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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County officials also deny that managers retaliated against Vicki or Spence Slater.
Evans had proved by the preponderance of the evidence that he had been discriminated against because of his race and retaliated against for exercising a protected activity.
But after his complaints about the programme got nowhere, Riley retaliated by sending pictures of intimate parts of naked women to the corporation, Norwich Magistrates' Court heard.
He left the FBI in 2004, he alleges, because his superiors retaliated against him by excluding him from assignments he normally would have participated in.
After he testified, he says, department officials retaliated against him by knowingly revealing false and misleading information about him to the media.
GIRLS Aloud singer Cheryl Tweedy was punched twice in the face by a nightclub toilet attendant before she retaliated,one of her fellow band members told a court yesterday.
The EU retaliated, and imposed import curbs on March 28, arguing that the measure was needed to protect the European steel industry from an expected surge in imports resulting from U.
borders closed, but Mexico retaliated by closing its borders to U.
What's more, the inmates say that prison officials retaliated against them when they blew the whistle on what they claim was corruption at the plant.
retaliated by slapping stiff tariffs on cheese, a major French export.
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Chief Minister Hooda, on his part, has retaliated by indirectly dubbing INLD as the "Tihar Gang" comprising people who are either in the Tihar Jail or out on bail.
They fired automatic weapons and medium mortar shells, he said, adding, "Our troops retaliated effectively and exchanges continued till 10.
The security forces and the local peace militia retaliated and killed 28 of them.
Peshawar, December 22, 2011 (Frontier Star): At least 25 militants were killed and several others injured when Security Forces retaliated militants attack in Goqamar area of Orakzai Agency, officials said on Wednesday.