The act of retaliating:counteraction, counterattack, counterblow, reciprocation, reprisal, requital, retaliation, retribution, revenge, tit for tat. Idioms: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, like for like , measure for measure . See attack, forgiveness Roget's II The New Thesaurus Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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