| Derived terms
Retaliation is a derived term of retaliate.
Retaliate is a related term of retaliation.
As a verb retaliate
is to do something harmful or negative to get revenge for some harm; to fight back or respond in kind to an injury or affront.
As a noun retaliation is
violent response to an act of harm or perceived injustice.
As nouns the difference between revenge and retaliation
is that revenge
is any form of personal retaliatory action against an individual, institution, or group for some perceived harm or injustice while retaliation
is violent response to an act of harm or perceived injustice.
As a verb revenge
is (reflexive) to take one's revenge (on'' or ''upon