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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Indeed, many WeChat users have told CPIFC that they feel real fear that the Party-state or its agents will retaliate against them or their family, and that, as a result, they self-censor — despite the fact that they live in California.California plaintiffs sue Chinese tech giant Tencent, alleging WeChat app is censoring and surveilling them|Jeanne Whalen|January 20, 2021|Washington Post
When officers were hit in the face with bear spray, they did not have the equipment or weapons to retaliate, he added.Several Capitol police officers suspended, more than a dozen under investigation over actions related to rally, riot|Aaron Davis, Rebecca Tan, Beth Reinhard|January 12, 2021|Washington Post
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
Cops then retaliated with a raid of their own on a gay bar in the Castro.Castro Street’s Hot Cop Is the Batman to Sexy Mug Shot Guy’s Joker|Itay Hod|July 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many Moroccan loyalists retaliated, looting and pillaging Sahrawi neighborhoods.Are Polisario Camps Becoming Prime Recruiting Grounds for al Qaeda?|Vivian Salama|October 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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
Fatah retaliated by trying to overthrow Hamas in the Gaza Strip.Palestinians 'Everywhere' to Vote on Any Deal with Israel|Maysoon Zayid|September 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is clear as day that the department retaliated toward me for reporting XXXX for kicking Mr. XXXX.Rogue L.A. Cop’s Facebook Manifesto: ‘You Will Now Live the Life of Prey’|The Daily Beast|February 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So the Spaniards retaliated with revenge, the weapon of the weak, that "wild kind of justice."Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
They retaliated by a few shots, and the whole party re-embarked.Celebrated Travels and Travellers|Jules Verne
The German government retaliated by a decree of the Reichsbank refusing to deal with Russian paper.
Lekain retaliated by giving publicity to certain episodes in the lady's private life which did not redound to her credit.Queens of the French Stage|H. Noel Williams
Many men would have retaliated: he felt their griefs, their wrongs, as keenly as they did.The Shadow of Ashlydyat|Mrs. Henry Wood