Thesaurus

retaliated

verb
past tense of retaliate

Synonyms & Antonyms of retaliated

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 for retaliated

Words Related to retaliated

Phrases Synonymous with retaliated

Near Antonyms for retaliated

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About retaliated

Thesaurus Entries Near retaliated

retaliate

retaliated

retaliates

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Retaliated.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/retaliated. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on retaliated

Nglish: Translation of retaliated for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of retaliated for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!