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To help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly, etc., etc.

Why synonyms can be useful

Your writing can sound boring if you continually keep repeating the same words. When you create sentences, you can make them more interesting by using words that mean the same as the word you are speaking about. This allows you to add flavor to your writing.

In order to make language a lot more expressive and interesting you should try to vary the words you use as often as you can.

Synonyms for (verb) retaliate

Synonyms: retaliate, strike back Definition: make a counterattack and return like for like, especially evil for evil Usage: The Empire strikes back; The Giants struck back and won the opener; The Israeli army retaliated for the Hamas bombing

Hypernyms: hit, strike Definition: make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target Usage: The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939; We must strike the enemy's oil fields; in the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2

Synonyms: retaliate, revenge, avenge Definition: take revenge for a perceived wrong Usage: He wants to avenge the murder of his brother

Hypernyms: penalise, penalize, punish Definition: impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on Usage: The students were penalized for showing up late for class; we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again