Definition of retaliate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

retaliate

verb
/rɪˈtæliˌeɪt/
 
[intransitive]
 
to do something harmful to someone because they have harmed you first
synonym take revenge retaliate (against someone/something)to retaliate against an attack retaliate (by doing something/with something)The boy hit his sister, who retaliated by kicking him. retaliatory
/rɪˈtæliəˌtɔri/
 
adjectiveretaliatory action
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