Synonyms of fight back in English:

fight back


See definition of fight back

phrase

1‘use your pent-up anger to fight back’

SYNONYMS

retaliate, counterattack, strike back, hit back, reply, respond, react, reciprocate, return fire, give tit for tat, give as good as one gets, return the compliment, defend oneself, put up a fight, return like for like, get back at someone, give someone a dose of their own medicine, give someone a taste of their own medicine

formal requite something

archaic serve someone out, give someone a Roland for an Oliver

ANTONYMS

turn the other cheek

2‘she had to fight back tears of frustration’

SYNONYMS

repress, restrain, suppress, stifle, smother, hold back, keep back, keep in check, check, curb, contain, control, keep under control, rein in, silence, muffle, bottle up, choke back, swallow, strangle, gag

informal button up, keep the lid on, cork up

ANTONYMS

give in to, let out