What does the word retaliate mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Retaliation.

  • Part of speech: verb

  • Retaliative, retaliatory.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To give like for like; repay evil with evil.

Usage examples for retaliate

  1. It may be just to retaliate; I know not. – Peggy Owen and Liberty by 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 by Anton Chekhov
  3. Neither would she retaliate against him by telling her friend of his rudeness. – Madge Morton's Victory by Amy D.V. Chalmers