retaliate

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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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and Russian second strike forces assuming an overall penetration capability for each side against opposed defenses of 40 percent (60 percent of the retaliators are intercepted or otherwise deflected away from their intended targets).
These include insurance policy rules, risk mitigation, public communication issues, reputation, and the higher risks that lone retaliators face, including ostracism, eviction, counterattack, and being dropped by insurers.
Two Maoist demonstrators-Dhanbahadur Shrestha and Chandrabahadur Karki-and the retaliators Dharmalal Shrestha and Karnaraj who were injured in the clash have been undergoing treatment at Teaching Hospital and local hospitals respectively.
The Mockingbird also aroused its retaliators who are trying to protect the Chinese identity and suspect the Mockingbird's cultural identity and ascription.
He said: "Retaliation doesn't solve anything because the retaliators will then become the next targets and the cycle goes on and on.
In addition to civil penalties, Sarbanes-Oxley threatens retaliators with criminal sanctions.