Thursday, October 3, 2013

Retaliate

Retaliate [ ri-TAL-ee-eyt ]
 intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (tr.v.) to return or repay esp. something evil with something evil
2. (intr.v.)to exact revenge or reciprocate evil with evil
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The union leader retaliated by asking the mill workers to go on strike.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 The cross-border developments came as North Korea said it would retaliate if a "satellite" launch from its northeastern coast were intercepted, with the communist nation saying interference would "mean a war."