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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.

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