- v1. respond, reply, answer, acknowledge; retort, rebut, refute, come back.2. reciprocate, return, match; retaliate, repay, requite, get back at, come back at, get even.3. counteract, conflict, oppose, contradict; counterbalance, offset, frustrate, hinder, counterwork.4. retroact, reverse, back up; recoil, rebound, boomerang, spring back, bounce back, resile.5. revert, retrovert, backslide, regress, retrogress, relapse, slip or sink back, retrograde.6. recede, retrocede, ebb, withdraw, shy, shy away; retire, draw back, retreat; renege, back-pedal, back down or out, do an about face.7. be moved or affected or stimulated; become angry or sad or happy; emote; weep, sob, lament, bewail, cry; scream, shout, cheer, applaud; laugh, chuckle, snort, guffaw; flush, glow, blush; blanch, quake, Inf. shiver in one's shoes; thrill, throb, pant, quiver, flutter; jump, start, swoon, faint.8.(all in reference to a particular stimulus or circumstance) act, behave, move, play, comport or conduct oneself; proceed, operate, function, work; deal with, cope with, handle.
A Note on the Style of the synonym finder. 2014.