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retaliate   (Sound)

KK Pronunciation

〔 rIˋtælIˏet 〕

Pronunciation

〔 riˊtælieit 〕


Overview of verb retaliate

The verb retaliate has 2 senses


  • revenge, avenge, retaliate -- (take revenge for a perceived wrong; "He wants to avenge the murder of his brother")

  • retaliate, strike back -- (make a counterattack and return like for like, especially evil for evil; "The Empire strikes back"; "The Giants struck back and won the opener"; "The Israeli army retaliated for the Hamas bombing")