The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Retaliate \Re*tal"i*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Retaliated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Retaliating.] [L. retaliatus, p. p. of
retaliare to retaliate; pref. re- re- + a word akin to talio
talion, retaliation. Cf. Talion.]
To return the like for; to repay or requite by an act of the
same kind; to return evil for (evil). [Now seldom used except
in a bad sense.]
One ambassador sent word to the duke's son that his
visit should be retaliated. --Sir T.
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.