1. 〔仕返し,復讐ふくしゅう〕retaliation, revenge; (a) reprisal(▼可算名詞の場合,しばしば複数);〔報い〕retribution

    報復する retaliate ((against a person, for a thing));take revenge ((on a person));avenge ((an injury, a wrong))

    報復的 retaliatory

    • 仲間の処刑に報復してゲリラは政府要人を誘拐した
    • The guerrillas avenged their executed comrades by kidnapping government VIPs./The guerrillas kidnapped important government officials in retaliation for the execution of their comrades.
  1. 報復関税retaliatory [retaliative] duties
  1. 報復手段an act of retaliation; a retaliatory measure
    • 大統領はその国に報復措置を取ることにした
    • The president decided 「to retaliate [to take retaliatory measures/on reprisals] against that country.
    • reprisal《主に国家間》
    • retaliation《仕返し》
    • revenge《個人的な復讐》
    • [参考]「報復攻撃(a retaliatory attack)」のように形容詞的に用いられることが多い。