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hit back

  • as inrevenge
  • as incounter
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Synonyms for hit back

verb retaliate for wrong, grievance
  • avenge
  • get back at
  • vindicate
  • defend
  • fix
  • get
  • justify
  • match
  • punish
  • reciprocate
  • redress
  • repay
  • requite
  • retort
  • return
  • score
  • square
  • be out for blood
  • even the score
  • fight back
  • fix one's wagon
  • get even
  • give comeuppance
  • give just desserts
  • hit back
  • kick back
  • make reprisal
  • pay back
  • pay back in spades
  • pay off
  • return the compliment
  • settle up
  • settle with
  • stick it to
  • take an eye for an eye
  • turn the tables on
  • venge

Antonyms for hit back

  • deny
  • depart
  • fail
  • leave
  • lose
  • refuse
  • request
  • surrender
  • take
  • forgive
  • pardon
  • sympathize
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to hit back

counter

verb. answer, respond in retaliation

revenge

verb. retaliate for wrong, grievance
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.