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retaliate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of retaliate

  1. to punish in kind the wrongdoer responsible for <retaliated his neighbor's malicious destruction of his flower garden by cutting down the man's prize apple tree> Synonyms redress, requite, avenge, revenge, venge [archaic]Related Words castigate, fix, get, penalize, punish, scourge; chasten, chastise, correct, discipline; right; compensate, pay (back), recompense, repayNear Antonyms absolve, condone, excuse, forgive, pardon, remit





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