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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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The piper is summoned, but when he is not paid in full, he retaliates by charming away all the children--all but Salz, who hasn't the breath to follow.
But if the US retaliates it could have a catastrophic effect on the future of this planet.
This could have terrifying consequences for all of our futures if the US retaliates in haste.
Maybe what we should have is some kind of 'sympathy strike' (mechanism) that when a developing country retaliates, other developed countries.
21 Kyodo Trade officials from developing countries, seeking fairer rules under the World Trade Organization (WTO), should, one suggested Thursday, get developing economies commit themselves to join in when a developing country tries to retaliate for trade violations.
The suit also alleges that the ATF has an atmosphere of racial harassment and retaliates against agents who complain about discriminatory practices.
Guarnero, stated, "this is the only case I have ever seen where a company retaliates and intimidates sexually harassed women by bringing a frivolous action against them.
27, Mathis stood on the steps of City Hall with her husband and two children and announced she was filing a complaint with the state alleging the Los Angeles Fire Department allows gender discrimination, creates a hostile work environment and retaliates against firefighters who speak out.
in the story of a naive film school graduate who retaliates against his boss, an abusive, egomaniacal film producer, by stealing the dailies of a movie-in-progress and holding the reels hostage.