retaliative

retaliate

[ri-tal-ee-eyt]
verb (used without object), retaliated, retaliating.
1.
to return like for like, especially evil for evil: to retaliate for an injury.
verb (used with object), retaliated, retaliating.
2.
to requite or make return for (a wrong or injury) with the like.

Origin:
1605–15; < Late Latin retāliātus (past participle of retāliāre), equivalent to re- re- + tāli(s) such, of such a nature + -ātus -ate1

retaliative, retaliatory [ri-tal-ee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
retaliator, noun
unretaliated, adjective
unretaliating, adjective
unretaliative, adjective
unretaliatory, adjective


1. counter, repay, reciprocate.
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retaliate (rɪˈtælɪˌeɪt)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to take retributory action, esp by returning some injury or wrong in kind
2.  (intr) to cast (accustations) back upon a person
3.  rare (tr) to avenge (an injury, wrong, etc)
 
[C17: from Late Latin retāliāre, from Latin re- + tālis of such kind]
 
retali'ation
 
n
 
re'taliative
 
adj
 
re'taliatory
 
adj
 
re'taliator
 
n

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retaliate
1610s, from pp. stem of L. retaliare (see retaliation).
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