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Meaning of retaliate

re•tal•i•ate

Pronunciation: (ri-tal'ē-āt"), [key]
— v., -at•ed, -at•ing.
—v.i.
  1. to return like for like, esp. evil for evil: to retaliate for an injury.
—v.t.
  1. to requite or make return for (a wrong or injury) with the like.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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