Synonyms of retaliation
revengeDictionary • They believe the attack was in retaliation for his death.
revenge • in revenge for the murder of her lover
vengeance • She wanted vengeance for the loss of her daughter.
reprisal • fear of reprisal or ostracism
retribution • He decided to get his retribution in first.
tit for tat • a dangerous game of tit for tat
an eye for an eye • His philosophy was an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
a taste of your own medicine
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an eye for an eye
reprisalIf you do something to a person in reprisal, you hurt or punish them because they have done something violent or unpleasant to you.
• fear of reprisal or ostracism
retributionRetribution is punishment for a crime, especially punishment which is carried out by someone other than the official authorities.
• He decided to get his retribution in first.
Thesaurus for retaliation from the Collins English Thesaurus