retaliate

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retaliate /rɪˈtæliˌeɪt/ verb
retaliates; retaliated; retaliating
retaliate
/rɪˈtæliˌeɪt/
verb
retaliates; retaliated; retaliating
Learner's definition of RETALIATE
[no object]
: to do something bad to someone who has hurt you or treated you badly : to get revenge against someone

— retaliation

/rɪˌtæliˈeɪʃən/ noun, plural retaliations
[noncount]
[count]

— retaliatory

/rɪˈtælijəˌtori/ adjective
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