Retaliate vs Resist - What's the difference?

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In lang=en terms the difference between retaliate and resist

is that retaliate is to repay or requite by an act of the same kind while resist is to oppose.

As verbs the difference between retaliate and resist

is that 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 while resist is to attempt to counter the actions or effects of.

As a noun resist is

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Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

retaliate

English

Verb

(retaliat)
  • To do something harmful or negative to get revenge for some harm; to fight back or respond in kind to an injury or affront.
  • John insulted Peter to retaliate for Peter's acid remark earlier.
  • To repay or requite by an act of the same kind.
  • * Sir T. Herbert
  • One ambassador sent word to the duke's son that his visit should be retaliated .
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • It is unlucky to be obliged to retaliate the injuries of authors, whose works are so soon forgotten that we are in danger of appearing the first aggressors.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * retaliation * retaliative * retaliatory

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    resist

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To attempt to counter the actions or effects of.
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  • , volume=189, issue=3, page=21, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Our banks are out of control , passage=Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic who still resists the idea that something drastic needs to happen for him to turn his life around.}}
  • To withstand the actions of.
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  • To oppose.
  • (obsolete) To be distasteful to.
  • * 1608 , , II. iii. 29:
  • These cates resist me,

    Usage notes

    * This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing) . See

    Derived terms

    * resistance

    Synonyms

    * (l) * (l) * (l)

    Antonyms

    * obey * submit

    Derived terms

    * irresistible * irresistibly * resistance * resistant * resistantly * resistible * resistibly * resistive * resistively * resistless * resistlessly * resistor

    Noun

    (en noun)
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