To return like for like, especially to return an unfriendly or hostile action with a similar one
Black Hawk, leading the party in opposition to Keokuk, at once refused to accede to this cession and threatened to retaliate if his lands were invaded.
People become upset with you and then you may feel bad or some people may retaliate and cause you even more stress.
This will make them retaliate by exhibiting delinquent behavior while with you or at school.
So if you decide to pull the perfect prank on your mom and dad, then be ready for them to retaliate with a prank or two of their own.
If you need to retaliate for a practical joke that was pulled on your or you want to surprise someone in your life, look to this list of practical jokes for inspiration.