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Definition of riposte verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

riposte

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//rɪˈpɒst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpoʊst//
 
[transitive, intransitive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they riposte
BrE BrE//rɪˈpɒst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpoʊst//
 
he / she / it ripostes
BrE BrE//rɪˈpɒsts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpoʊsts//
 
past simple riposted
BrE BrE//rɪˈpɒstɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpoʊstɪd//
 
past participle riposted
BrE BrE//rɪˈpɒstɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpoʊstɪd//
 
-ing form riposting
BrE BrE//rɪˈpɒstɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpoʊstɪŋ//
 
 
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to make a quick and clever reply to somebody/something, especially to a criticism riposte + speech ‘You are as ill-informed as usual,’ she riposted. riposte that… At once he riposted that his country had no link with insurgents. riposte with something The MP riposted with some more, quite different, statistics.

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