Antonyms for retaliate:
Synonyms for retaliate:
hit back, fight back, get back at.
oppose, pay back.
remunerate, make amends.
Other synonyms and related words:
Sense 1 (noun)
pay back, get back at.
Sense 2 (noun)
get even with someone (verb)
Usage examples for retaliate:
- We set him at defiance; he had the right to retaliate. - "Fickle Fortune", Elisabeth Burstenbinder (AKA E. Werner).
- Men apparently take with an ill- grace women's rebellion against the old man- made conditions, and they retaliate by falling in love less frequently, and showing still more reluctance to enter the arena of matrimony. - "Modern marriage and how to bear it", Maud Churton Braby.
- The usurping revolutionists must needs retaliate. - "Pius IX. And His Time", The Rev. Ã†neas MacDonell Dawson.