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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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In yet another case in 2012, the Jammu and Kashmir police had arrested a cop, Abdul Rashid Shigan Ahmed faced probe for not retaliating against militants
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A prisoner brought a civil rights action against prison officials, alleging that they violated his First Amendment rights by retaliating against him for his involvement in other lawsuits against prison employees.
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But 17 per cent admitted to retaliating with similar or worse behaviour.
AIMR's proposed standards prohibit both public companies and investment-management firms from retaliating against research analysts who issue undesirable recommendations or ratings on corporate issuers.
The Indian Army posts are retaliating strongly and effectively.