Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section IV. Antagonism
2. Active Antagonism
RETALIATION, reprisal, talion [rare], retort; counter-stroke, counterblast, counterplot, counterproject; retribution, lex talionis [L.]; reciprocation (reciprocity) [See Correlation].
REQUITAL, desert; tit for tat, give and take, blow for blow, quid pro quo [L.], a Roland for an Oliver, measure for measure, diamond cut diamond, an eye for an eye, boomerang, the biter bit, a game at which two can play; reproof valiant, retort courteous.
recrimination (accusation) [See Accusation]; revenge [See Revenge]; compensation [See Compensation]; reaction (recoil) [See Recoil].
RETALIATE, retort, turn upon; pay, pay off, pay back; pay in -ones own, - the same- coin; cap, match; reciprocate [See Interchange]; turn the tables upon, return the compliment; give a quid pro quo &c. n., give as much as one takes; give as good as was sent; exchange blows; give and take, exchange fisticuffs; be quits, be even with; pay off old scores.
serve one right, be hoist on ones own petard, throw a stone in ones own garden, catch a Tartar.