1. make reprisal, requite, avenge, wreak revenge upon, inflict punishment for, exact payment from, exact one's pound of flesh; hit back at, strike back at, get back or get back at, get even with, Inf. pay off an old score, Inf. settle a score, Inf. wipe out an old score; give [s.o.] his comeuppance, Inf. give [s.o.] what he has coming to him.
2. retaliate, return like for like, give tit for tat, give a blow for a blow, give a Roland for an Oliver, take an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, give measure for measure or pound for pound; give [s.o.] a dose or taste of his own medicine, pay [s.o.] back in his own coin, pay back in kind, repay, pay back, Inf. get, return the compliment or favor, reciprocate, give as good as one gets, do unto others as they do unto you.
3. reprisal, redress, satisfaction, vindication, retribution, vengeance; vendetta, feud; requital, repayment, paying back, counterpunch, counterblow, coun-terstroke, counterattack, counterblast, countercharge, recrimination; retaliation, tit for tat, Latin, quid pro quo. a Roland for an Oliver, blow for blow, eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, measure for measure, pound for pound, lex talionis, talion; dose or taste of one's own medicine, just deserts, Inf. what's coming to one, U.S. Inf. comeuppance.
4. vindictiveness, revengefulness, vengefulness, spite, spitefulness; malice, maliciousness, ill will, hate, hatred, venom, animosity, malevolence, malignance, malignancy, rancor, rancorousness; bitterness, resentment, anger, fury, wrath, violence; cruelty, meanness, ruthlessness, mercilessness, pitilessness; relentlessness, implacability, implacableness.

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