verb (used without object), re·tal·i·at·ed, re·tal·i·at·ing.
verb (used with object), re·tal·i·at·ed, re·tal·i·at·ing.
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The ruling stands, which would mean the WTO could authorize China to retaliate.Robert Lighthizer Blew Up 60 Years of Trade Policy. Nobody Knows What Happens Next.|by Lydia DePillis|October 13, 2020|ProPublica
She retaliated by using her telekinetic powers to overturn their party bus.‘Boy Parts’ Proves ‘American Horror Story: Coven’ Is the Boldest Drama on TV|Kevin Fallon|October 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But instead of their perpetrators being punished, the victims were intimidated, isolated, and retaliated against.Service Members Sue Defense Secretary Over Alleged Military Rapes|Jesse Ellison|September 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They retaliated immediately, mainly by announcing sanctions against unspecified U.S. companies involved in the arms sale.
And the boiler fire had retaliated by smoking all three of us out of the hut.Notes of a Camp-Follower on the Western Front|E. W. Hornung
At once the duchess had retaliated by discrediting the king's representative in Brunnstadt.The Puppet Crown|Harold MacGrath
And he gives one instance of a quarrel that arose from the theft of a hen from a villager, who retaliated by appropriating a cow.Studies in Literature and History|Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
He retaliated as fast as he could, and during the entire hour held the whole party at bay.
Epworth retaliated with a short hand jab into the scientists stomach.The Moon Colony|William Dixon Bell