Meaning & Definition of Retaliate in English
1. Take revenge for a perceived wrong
- "He wants to avenge the murder of his brother"
2. Make a counterattack and return like for like, especially evil for evil
- "The empire strikes back"
- "The giants struck back and won the opener"
- "The israeli army retaliated for the hamas bombing"
- strike back
Examples of using
He might retaliate.