HyperDic: retaliate

English > 2 senses of the word retaliate:
VERBcompetitionretaliate, revenge, avengetake revenge for a perceived wrong
competitionretaliate, strike backmake a counterattack and return like for like, especially evil for evil
retaliate > pronunciation
Soundsrihtae'liyey.t; riytae'liyey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > retaliate: 2 senses > verb 1, competition
MeaningTake revenge for a perceived wrong.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsrevenge, avenge
Narrowerget even, get backTake revenge or even out a score
Broaderpunish, penalize, penaliseimpose a penalty on
Spanishdesquitarse, retaliar, vengarse, vengar
Catalanrevenjar-se, venjar
Adjectivesretaliatoryof or relating to or having the nature of retribution / retribution
Nounsretaliationaction taken in return for an injury or offense
retaliatorsomeone who takes vengeance
English > retaliate: 2 senses > verb 2, competition
Meaningmake a counterattack and return like for like, especially evil for evil.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example "The Israeli army retaliated for the Hamas bombing"
Synonymstrike back
Broaderstrike, hitmake a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target
Spanishvengarse
Adjectivesretaliatoryof or relating to or having the nature of retribution / retribution
Nounsretaliationaction taken in return for an injury or offense

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