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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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New Delhi [India], Jan 15 ( ANI ): Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat on Monday said the ceasefire violations by Pakistan are frequent but the Indian Army retaliates to it effectively.
When the Washington Post reports Murdoch's going to use the New York Post to retaliate against me, and a couple of hours later the New York Post retaliates against me using made-up hogwash about my friends .
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.
Maybe what we should have is some kind of 'sympathy strike' (mechanism) that when a developing country retaliates, other developed countries.
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.