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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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When he reported the harassment, Bressler accused the defendants of retaliating by putting him through grueling drills and shunning him.
One of the primary changes under the new ordinance is that landlords will have to prove they are not retaliating if an eviction occurs within six months of a formal complaint from a tenant.
A nurse brought an action alleging that a state corrections department and state officials violated Title VII and her due process and equal protection rights by retaliating against her far complaining of sexual harassment.
I don't think the suicide bombing will stop until Israel starts retaliating.
Seeking $4 million in the lawsuit, Fred Baker, 55, accused county officials of retaliating against him for trying to bring to light problems in the Department of Children and Family Services.
O'Neal would later admit he thought about being the third man in, but Rodman wasn't retaliating so O'Neal figured neither should he.
Parks of retaliating against its directors as part of the escalating war between Los Angeles Police Department brass and the union.
Riley says she was on a public right of way exercising her First Amendment rights and that prison officials were retaliating against her for derogatory remarks made by her and other Family Net members in a magazine article about the prison's treatment of visitors and inmates.
Midway through the second period, the Kings' Matt Johnson, apparently retaliating for Nazarov's earlier charging penalty on goaltender Fiset, pushed Nazarov into the boards.
As the Enterprise's Tomcat pilots broke up a mission briefing, strapped on survival gear and headed to their planes, Hnarakis told a reporter that retaliating against Iraqi missile launchers would be insufficient.