Share this entry

Share this page

retaliate

Pronunciation: /rɪˈtælieɪt/

Translation of retaliate in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 [Military/Militar] tomar represalias, contraatacar* 1.2 (respond) responder he retaliated by cutting her allowance respondió quitándole la mesada the team retaliated by scoring two goals within a minute el equipo reaccionó or respondió convirtiendo dos goles en menos de un minuto to retaliate against sb/sth tomar represalias contra algn/algo
    Example sentences
    • The five retaliated, attacking with their weapons and powers.
    • Feodor moved quickly to the left to dodge the attack and quickly retaliated.
    • Surprised, she danced back a step, then retaliated with an attack again absorbed by my shield.

Definition of retaliate in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day trocha
f
path …
Cultural fact of the day

Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.