From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishretortre‧tort1 /rɪˈtɔːt $ -ɔːrt/ ●○○ verb [transitive]ANSWER/REPLYto reply quickly, in an angry or humorous way‘It’s all your fault!’ he retorted.► see thesaurus at answer→ See Verb table
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retort• Not that there was anything to retort.• "You're not afraid?" Brenda asked. "Of course not, " he retorted angrily.• Well then, retorted her amusedaudience: you had better find it out hadn't you?• "Nonsense, " retorted Simpson.• But women retorted that, first, the decision to have children or not was a joint decision with a man.• Republicans retorted that the amendment is necessary to balance the budget.