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retaliation

División en sílabas: re·tal·i·a·tion
Pronunciación: /rəˌtalēˈāSH(ə)n
 
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Definición de retaliation en inglés:

sustantivo

1The action of returning a military attack; counterattack: the bombings are believed to be in retaliation for the trial of 15 suspects
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Hakimullah Mehsud, an aide of Pakistan's Taliban chief, Baitullah Mehsud, said the attack was retaliation for the operations in Swat.
  • The civilian minority ' empowered ' by you will require heavy US military protection to withstand retaliation.
  • The insurgent terrorists have launched a day of mayhem across parts of Iraq in retaliation for the assault on Fallujah.
Sinónimos
revenge, vengeance, reprisal, retribution, requital, recrimination, repayment;
response, reaction, reply, counterattack
1.1The action of harming someone because they have harmed oneself; revenge: protectionism invites retaliation
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • They don't want to speak out for fear of losing their business through governmental retaliation.
  • The Americans have not executed prisoners in retaliation for assassinations.
  • Hitters dig in, knowing they need not worry about retaliation.

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