retaliate

Part of speech: noun

Retaliation.

Part of speech:

Retaliative, retaliatory.

Part of speech: verb

To give like for like; repay evil with evil.

Part of speech: adverb

Retaliatively.

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Usage examples "retaliate":

  1. It may be just to retaliate; I know not. - "Peggy Owen and Liberty", Lucy Foster Madison.
  2. To feel free and at the same time to be happy, it seems to me, one must not conceal from oneself that life is coarse, cruel, and merciless in its conservatism, and one must retaliate with what it deserves- that is, be as coarse and as merciless in one's striving for freedom. - "The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories", Anton Chekhov.
  3. Neither would she retaliate against him by telling her friend of his rudeness. - "Madge Morton's Victory", Amy D.V. Chalmers.