Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.more
Militant students hurled firebombs and riot police retaliated with tear gas.
They say they will retaliate by halting British imports.
They have threatened to retaliate against the US for the bombing raid.
This is the British English definition of retaliate. View American English definition of retaliate.