Retaliation

  • 1 retaliation — index counterattack, exchange, interchange, reaction (opposition), reprisal, requital, retribution …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 retaliation — retaliation, reprisal, revenge, vengeance, retribution can all mean both the act of inflicting or the intent to inflict injury in return for injury, and the injury so inflicted. Retaliation implies a return of like for like, commonly a return of… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Retaliation — may refer to: *Revenge *Retaliation (Dane Cook album), 2005 comedy album/DVD by Dane Cook *Retaliation (Carnivore album), 1987 album by the thrash metal band Carnivore *Retaliation (song), 2001 single from the Hip Hop group Jedi Mind Tricks;See… …

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  • 4 Retaliation — (engl. ‚Vergeltung‘) ist der Name von: Retaliation (schwedische Band), Grindcore Band aus Schweden Retaliation (deutsche Band), Death Metal Band aus Unterfranken Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 5 Retaliation — Re*tal i*a tion, n. The act of retaliating, or of returning like for like; retribution; now, specifically, the return of evil for evil; e.g., an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. [1913 Webster] God . . . takes what is done to others as done to …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Retaliation — (v. lat.), die Wiedervergeltung …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 7 Retalĭation — (lat.), Wiedervergeltung …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 8 Retaliation — Retaliatiōn (neulat.), Wiedervergeltung; Retaliationszölle, s.v.w. Retorsionszölle (s. Retorsion) …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 9 Retaliation — Retaliation, lat. deutsch, Wiedervergeltung …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 10 retaliation — (n.) 1580s, from L.L. retaliare pay back in kind, from re back (see RE (Cf. re )) + L. talio exaction of payment in kind, from talis suchlike. Originally used both in good and evil senses …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 retaliation — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ massive ▪ brutal, violent ▪ physical ▪ swift ▪ immediate, instant …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 Retaliation — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Retaliation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 retaliation retaliation reprisal retort Sgm: N 1 counter stroke counter stroke counter blast counterplot counter project Sgm: N 1 retribution retribution lex talionis …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 retaliation — n. 1) massive retaliation 2) an act of retaliation 3) in retaliation for * * * [rɪˌtælɪ eɪʃ(ə)n] an act of retaliation in retaliationfor massive retaliation …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 retaliation — re|tal|i|a|tion [rıˌtæliˈeıʃən] n [U] action against someone who has done something bad to you →↑revenge in retaliation (for sth) ▪ This action was undoubtedly in retaliation for last week s bomb attack. retaliation against ▪ the threat of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 retaliation — re|tal|i|a|tion [ rı,tæli eıʃn ] noun uncount the act of doing something harmful or unpleasant to someone because they have done something harmful or unpleasant to you: retaliation against: There is always the risk of possible retaliation against …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 retaliation — UK [rɪˌtælɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun [uncountable] the act of doing something harmful or unpleasant to someone because they have done something harmful or unpleasant to you retaliation against: There is always the risk of possible retaliation against… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 retaliation — noun (U) action against someone who has done something bad to you: the threat of retaliation | in retaliation for: Union leaders are threatening strike action in retaliation for the recent pay cuts …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 retaliation — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Returning like for like Nouns 1. retaliation, reprisal, requital, counterstroke, retribution, compensation, reciprocation, reciprocity, retort, counterattack, recrimination, tit for tat, give and take,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 retaliation — retaliate ► VERB ▪ make an attack or assault in return for a similar attack. DERIVATIVES retaliation noun retaliative adjective retaliator noun retaliatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin retaliare return in kind …

    English terms dictionary

  • 20 retaliation — noun see retaliate …

    New Collegiate Dictionary