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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In addition to civil penalties, Sarbanes-Oxley threatens retaliators with criminal sanctions.
The Israelis have been for half a century the world's most skillful retaliators, but all it has brought them is angrier Arabs and more retaliation in return.
Juries hate retaliators, so you usually get tagged with much bigger jury awards," Pasek said.
In another incident in Basundhara, four people - Dhan Bahadur Shrestha and Chandra Bahadur Karki and the retaliators - Dharmalal Shrestha and Karnaraj - sustained injuries in a clash between the locals and the Maoists.
I thought they were the aggressors and we were the retaliators all night.