retaliate

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  • And we can do even better than retaliate against attack by enemies.
  • However, they were more likely to retaliate and with greater force when the loss was large.
  • Too early would mean that Germany would be in a position to retaliate.
  • The Indians probably retaliated upon the first band of white men which came within their power. Cited from Christopher Carson, by John S. C. Abbott
  • The chief of police ordered the police not to retaliate, but to hold their ground.
  • As a result, they retaliated against the northern Catholic community as a whole.
  • However, Israel did not retaliate and no further action has been taken from either side since.
  • Please do not retaliate, and let me have good news of you soon. Cited from Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt, Volume 2
  • However, Israel did not retaliate and no further action was taken from either sides since.
  • In that event his pride would force him to retaliate, until he was either killed or captured. Cited from The Ridin' Kid from Powder River, by Henry Herbert Knibbs
  • Sydney retaliates by saying that being involved is necessary for their mission and for their cover.
  • No boy of honour, according to our code, could have accepted it without retaliating. Cited from Paul Kelver by Jerome K. Jerome
  • Now if that were done, how could a country so dealt with retaliate? Cited from New York Times Current History; The European War, Apr 1915, V. 2, No. 1
  • Presently he knew he would stop and take what they had to give, and retaliate as best he could. Cited from The Young Pitcher, by Zane Grey
  • They also sought to retaliate against any Catholic they happened upon.
  • I have stood out against retaliating as long as I can. Cited from The Transgressors, by Francis A. Adams
  • However, their wish was to retaliate without causing war, and it was done. Cited from Voyage of the Liberdade, by Captain Joshua Slocum
  • It did not retaliate even in spirit, but it stood firm in spirit and in truth. Cited from American Missionary, Volume 43, No. 12, December, 1889, by Various
  • He believed that the only way to retaliate was by violence, as well.
  • Don't attempt to retaliate, for they're too many for you. Cited from Dick Cheveley, by W. H. G. Kingston
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Meaning of retaliate

  • verb 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