how to pronounce retaliate


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retaliate is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of retaliate in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… to retaliate in a big way the u.s …”

meanings of retaliate


  1. To repay or requite by an act of the same kind.
  2. To do something harmful or negative to get revenge for some harm; to fight back or respond in kind to an injury or affront.

retaliate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word retaliate occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics retaliate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that retaliate can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to retaliate


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