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English definition of “retaliate”
/rɪˈtæl·iˌeɪt/ v [I]
› to hurt someone or do something harmful to someone because that person has done or said something harmful to you: His first instinct was to retaliate against the attacks. retaliation
/rɪˌtæl·iˈeɪ·ʃən/ n [U] › She said she was fired in retaliation for her reports of illegal business practices earlier this year.