Translation of retaliate in Spanish:

retaliate

Pronunciation: /rɪˈtælieɪt/

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
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    • 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.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.