retaliation


retaliation
noun
ADJECTIVE
massive
brutal, violent
physical
swift
immediate, instant
possible

contingency plans to deter possible nuclear retaliation

economic, trade
military
nuclear
VERB + RETALIATION
invite, prompt, provoke, trigger

a casual remark that brought swift retaliation from her boyfriend

face

She may face retaliation for speaking out.

suffer

He knows he will suffer retaliation.

threaten
fear
PREPOSITION
in retaliation

He never said a single word in retaliation.

in retaliation for

They killed two men in retaliation for a bomb attack the previous day.

retaliation against

Retaliation against government troops is feared.

retaliation by, retaliation from

the possibility of retaliation by other governments

retaliation for

retaliation for the bombing of civilians

PHRASES
an act of retaliation
retaliation in kind

They decided not to use chemical weapons as retaliation in kind.


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