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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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Let me but retaliate upon him, by degrees, however slow-- let me but begin to get the better of him, let me but turn the scale--and I can bear it.
I tell you, I have such faith in Linton's love, that I believe I might kill him, and he wouldn't wish to retaliate.
Summary: 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.
EEOC New York District Office Director Kevin Berry added, "An employer only makes a bad situation worse and violates federal law when it retaliates against an employee for raising concerns about discriminatory behavior.
You need to have immunity before you talk What if someone retaliates, there are already people who they say are threatening to retaliate,' Acosta said without elaborating.
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Under the ruling, Cooley could be held in contempt of federal court if he further retaliates against prosecutors, said attorney Matthew G.
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.