US: /ɹiˌtæɫiˈeɪʃən/
UK: /ɹɪtˌælɪˈe‍ɪʃən/

English Vietnamese dictionary

retaliation /ri,tæli'eiʃn/
  • danh từ
    • sự trả đũa, sự trả thù, sự trả miếng

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
[U] ~ (against sb/sth) (for sth) action that a person takes against sb who has harmed them in some way: retaliation against UN workers + The shooting may have been in retaliation for the arrest of the terrorist suspects.

Collocation dictionary


massive | swift | trade | nuclear


bring, prompt, provoke
a casual remark that brought swift retaliation from her boyfriend
| threaten | fear


in ~
He never said a single word in retaliation.
| in ~ for
They killed two men in retaliation for a bomb attack the previous day.
| ~ against
fearing retaliation against government troops
| ~ by/from
the possibility of retaliation by other governments
| ~ for
retaliation for the bombing of civilians


an act of retaliation