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Definition of Retaliate

Retaliate

  1. To return the like for; to repay or requite by an act of the same kind; to return evil for (evil). [Now seldom used except in a bad sense.]
  2. To return like for like; specifically, to return evil for evil; as, to retaliate upon an enemy.

Retaliate Quotations

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed, for if you merely offend them they take vengeance, but if you injure them greatly they are unable to retaliate, so that the injury done to a man ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
Niccolo Machiavelli

I don't initiate violence, I retaliate.
Chuck Norris

All European tradition, Marxism included, has conspired to defy the natural order of all things. Mother Earth has been abused, the powers have been abused, and this cannot go on forever. No theory can alter that simple fact. Mother Earth will retaliate, the whole environment will retaliate, and the abusers will be eliminated.
Russell Means

Protectionism will do little to create jobs and if foreigners retaliate, we will surely lose jobs.
Alan Greenspan

We cannot know the whole truth, which belongs to God alone, but our task nevertheless is to seek to know what is true. And if we offend gravely enough against what we know to be true, as by failing badly enough to deal affectionately and responsibly with our land and our neighbors, truth will retaliate with ugliness, poverty, and disease.
Wendell Berry
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Retaliate Translations

retaliate in German is vergelten
retaliate in Spanish is desquitarse
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