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1    intr   to take retributory action, esp. by returning some injury or wrong in kind  
2    tr  
Rare   to avenge (an injury, wrong, etc.)  
     (C17: from Late Latin retaliare, from Latin re- + talis of such kind)  
  retaliation      n  
  retaliative, retaliatory      adj  
  retaliator      n  
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even the score, exact retribution, get back at, get even with     (informal)   get one's own back     (informal)   give as good as one gets     (informal)   give (someone) a taste of his or her own medicine, give tit for tat, hit back, make reprisal, pay (someone) back in his or her own coin, reciprocate, return like for like, strike back, take an eye for an eye, take revenge, wreak vengeance  
   accept, submit, turn the other cheek  

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