retaliate [ri-tal-ee-eyt] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Definition:||get even with someone|
|Synonyms:||even the score, exact retribution, get, get back at, give and take, make reprisal, pay, pay back, reciprocate, recompense, repay, requite, retrospect, return, return the compliment, revenge, revive, settle, square accounts, strike back, take an eye for an eye, take revenge, turn the tables on, turn upon, wreak vengeance|
|Antonyms:||forgive, pardon, sympathize|
|Part of Speech:||noun, verb|
|Category:||2. Retrospective Sympathetic Affections|
revenge, avenge; vindicate; take one's revenge, have one's revenge; breathe revenge, breathe vengeance; wreak one's vengeance, wreak one's anger., have accounts to settle, have a crow to pluck, have a rod in pickle., keep the wound green; harbor revenge, harbor vindictive feeling; bear malice; rankle, rankle in the breast.
revengeful, vengeful; vindictive, rancorous; pitiless; ruthless, rigorous, avenging., unforgiving, unrelenting; inexorable, stony-hearted, implacable; relentless, remorseless., aeternum servans sub pectore vulnus; rankling; immitigable.
manet ciratrix, manet alid mente repostum; dies irae dies illa; "in high vengeance there is noble scorn" [G. Eliot]; inhumanum verbum est ultio [Seneca); malevolus animus abditos dentes habet [Syrus]; "now infidel I have thee on the hip" [Merchant
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