retaliates

present tense third-person singular of retaliate
as in avenges
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

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“Retaliates.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/retaliates. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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