Archibald watched his side crash to a 4-0 loss at Pittodrie last night and admitted the result was tough to accept.
However, having seen his side recover from a 3-0 defeat against the Dons at Firhill earlier in the season, he reckons they can do the same again.
He said: "It's a sore one to take. It's not nice to lose any game 4-0, and it's a bitter pill to swallow.
"I think Aberdeen were more clinical than us and made better decisions than us on the night. We kicked on after the last time we were beaten by Aberdeen and we'll need to do that again after last night."
Archibald feels his side need to learn lessons from the defeat, adding: "We've learned lessons in terms of giving the other team too much respect and too much space."
However, the free-kick that led to the Dons opener was perhaps on the soft side, and Archibald continued: "Goals change games, and Aberdeen's opener came from a free-kick our defence didn't really think was a free-kick."
Both sides were keen to play the game in an entertaining manner, but the game was beyond the quarter-hour before either goalkeeper was really tested.
Johnny Hayes put in a cross from the right and it was met by Calvin Zola, but Scott Fox in the Thistle goal showed why he has been drafted into the Scotland squad, diving to his right to turn the striker's volley away.
But Fox was beaten after 25 minutes. Aberdeen-born Aaron Taylor-Sinclair brought down Hayes 25 yards from goal in the right-hand channel, and Niall McGinn stepped up to curl round the wall and inside the keeper's left-hand post.
The Dons were 2-0 up 14 minutes later. Peter Pawlett, who had been lively for Derek McInnes' side, weaved his way to the goal-line and sent a low ball across the face of goal, which Zola slid over the line from close range.
Thistle were playing some neat stuff in their approach play but were struggling to test Jamie Langfield in the Aberdeen goal.
When James Craigen shuffled onto his left foot 10 minutes after the interval 20 yards out, his rising shot wide of the upright was the closest the Jags had come.
The Dons had already brought on Barry Robson for Cammy Smith, and Scott Vernon replaced scorer Zola after 63 minutes.
The second sub had been on the park just seconds when the Dons added a third, but it came from an unlikely source.
Thistle half-cleared a free-kick, and the ball dropped to on-loan Reading man Michael Hector, who thundered a stunning 25-yard effort into the top corner of the net.
It was a quality goal, but Hector's strike was almost outdone just seconds later. Straight from the kick-off, Kallum Higginbotham spotted Langfield off his line and sent an audacious lob over the goalkeeper, only to be denied by the crossbar.
That sparked the Jags into life, and over the next five minutes, Higginbotham would twice be denied by Langfield, the second effort taking a big deflection and almost looping into the net.
However, McGinn put the icing on the cake for Aberdeen four minutes from time when he raced in at the near post to volley home Hector's right-wing cross and seal a superb win.