HyperDic: retaliation

English > 1 sense of the word retaliation:
NOUNactretaliation, revengeaction taken in return for an injury or offense
retaliation > pronunciation
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English > retaliation: 1 sense > noun 1, act
Meaningaction taken in return for an injury or offense.
NarrowerreprisalA retaliatory action against an enemy / enemy in wartime
vengeance, retribution, paybackThe act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life
Broaderreturn, paying back, getting evenA reciprocal group action
Spanishdesquite, represalia, revancha, venganza
Catalanrepresàlia, revenja, venjament, venja, venjança
Verbsretaliatemake a counterattack and return like for like, especially evil for evil
retaliatetake revenge for a perceived wrong

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