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Synonyms for retaliate

Verb

1. revenge, avenge, retaliate, punish, penalize, penalise
usage: take revenge for a perceived wrong; "He wants to avenge the murder of his brother"
2. retaliate, strike back, strike, hit
usage: make a counterattack and return like for like, especially evil for evil; "The Empire strikes back"; "The Giants struck back and won the opener"; "The Israeli army retaliated for the Hamas bombing"
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