Synonyms: retaliate, revenge, avenge
Definition: take revenge for a perceived wrong
Usage: He wants to avenge the murder of his brother
Similar words: 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
Definition: (adj) reluctant to draw attention to yourself
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