- to give, feel, etc., in return.
- to give and receive reciprocally; interchange: to reciprocate favors.
- to cause to move alternately backward and forward.
- to make a return, as for something given.
- to make interchange.
- to be correspondent.
- to move alternately backward and forward.
Origin of reciprocate
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1. return, respond, retaliate.
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- to give or feel in return
- to move or cause to move backwards and forwards
- (intr) to be correspondent or equivalent
C17: from Latin reciprocāre, from reciprocus reciprocal
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