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Definition of "retaliation" []

  • Violent response to an act of harm or perceived injustice. (noun)
  • An act of violent response (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "retaliation" in a sentence
  • "Schelling showed that a party can strengthen its position by overtly worsening its own options, that the capability to retaliate can be more useful than the ability to resist an attack, and that uncertain retaliation is more credible and more efficient than certain retaliation."
  • "BUT I do not suggest that the American failure to outlaw the use of the bomb except in retaliation is the only cause of the absence of an agreement with the"
  • "Senator John McCain, who you just saw there, also said that sometimes inside Congress, the battle against pork barrel spending faces what he calls retaliation, especially from some lawmakers who are used to, as they say, bringing home the bacon."