Meaning of “retaliatory” in the English Dictionary


(Definition of “retaliatory” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"retaliatory" in Business English

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uk /rɪˈtæliətəri/ us /rɪˈtæliətɔri/

used to describe an action that is intended to harm someone who has done something to harm you:

retaliatory action/measures/sanctions The bill ends tax subsidies for US exporters that caused retaliatory action by Europe.

(Definition of “retaliatory” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)