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retaliate against someone or something

to take revenge against someone or something. The striking workers will retaliate against the company with a protest march. The students retaliated against the administration.
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Erdogan and Sharif said they would retaliate against any breach of the Saudi territories, as they discussed in a phone call a host of regional issues including the conflict in Yemen, Anadolu news agency quoted sources in the presidency.
SIDON, Lebanon: The Israeli army launched an observation balloon Thursday morning to survey the area over the town of Metula, a week after Hezbollah vowed to retaliate for an Israeli air raid.
Commenting on the military operation, Khawaja Asif said it was the right of security personnel to retaliate after an attack on their convoy.
Assad infantry storm into Yarmouk Camp Moscow wants the approval of the Security Council on the Geneva Accord, Washington stipulates sanctions if not implemented AL MOUSTAQBAL: Sleiman steadfast on congratulating ISF on Samaha case, retaliates to "preachers" who claim elections not to take place Iran's defense strategy: Hezbollah to retaliate to Israel ANNAHAR: Conflict under control in Aakar, Rweiss under scrutiny Sleiman from Amcheet to skeptics: No backing down March 14 contains repercussions of release of officers Fate of abductees still unknown, loss of contact with kidnappers AL HAYAT: Damascus reproach Lebanese President for uncovering its apology over Aakar violations Official Lebanese-Syrian tension made public
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian legislator blasted Saudi Arabia for fingerprinting the Iranian nationals, including football players of Tehran's popular soccer team Persepolis, and urged the Tehran government to retaliate against Riyadh.
Hutton appeared to retaliate after a bad challenge from Murphy.
Ahmadi-nejad said, "We reserve our right to retaliate against any error on the part of the U.
Retaliate: He also vowed that Iran would retaliate should its ships be searched over suspicions that the cargo may violate the new sanctions, which were approved by the UN Security Council earlier this month.
KATHMANDU, May 6 -- The UCPN (Maoist) has decided to retaliate against anyone who attacks its cadres during demonstrations.
Iran Urges Hizbullah to Retaliate Strongly if Israel Should Attack It
officials told the DSB the United States intends to comply with the WTO ruling and that they did not believe it would be necessary for Brazil to exercise its right to retaliate.
life the fair sex will retaliate the dark sex will retaliate a fair
Summary: Israel has warned Lebanon it will retaliate with aerial bombardment against southern Lebanon targets next time the Jewish state is attacked by rockets from Lebanon.
AU also urged the county not to retaliate against those exercising their constitutional rights by opposing the plaque.
obligations under the agreement and could provoke Mexico to retaliate.