Translation of "retaliate" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /rɪˈtæl.i.eɪt/ us

to hurt someone or do something harmful to someone because they have done or said something harmful to you

contraatacar, responder
If someone insults you, don’t retaliate as it only makes the situation worse.
The demonstrators threw rocks at the police, who retaliated by firing blanks into the crowd.
The terrorists retaliated against the government with a bomb attack.
retaliation noun [ no plural ] uk /rɪˌtæl.iˈeɪ.ʃən/ us

The bomb attack was in retaliation for the recent arrest of two well-known terrorists.

(Translation of “retaliate” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /rəˈtӕlieit/

to do something unpleasant to a person in return for something unpleasant he has done to one

desquitarse, tomar represalias
If you insult him, he will retaliate.
retaliation noun

desquite, represalias
an act of retaliation.

(Translation of “retaliate” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)