[ ri-sip-ruh-keyt ]
/ rɪˈsɪp rəˌkeɪt /
verb (used with object), re·cip·ro·cat·ed, re·cip·ro·cat·ing.
to give, feel, etc., in return.
to give and receive reciprocally; interchange: to reciprocate favors.
to cause to move alternately backward and forward.
verb (used without object), re·cip·ro·cat·ed, re·cip·ro·cat·ing.
to make a return, as for something given.
to make interchange.
to be correspondent.
to move alternately backward and forward.
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Origin of reciprocate
OTHER WORDS FROM reciprocate
re·cip·ro·ca·tive, re·cip·ro·ca·to·ry [ri-sip-ruh-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /rɪˈsɪp rə kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectivere·cip·ro·ca·tor, nounnon·re·cip·ro·cat·ing, adjectiveun·re·cip·ro·cat·ed, adjective
Words nearby reciprocate
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Example sentences from the Web for non-reciprocating
We have not got away from manifestations of that spirit even yet, as our non-reciprocating state medical laws show.Old-Time Makers of Medicine|James J. Walsh
British Dictionary definitions for non-reciprocating
/ (rɪˈsɪprəˌkeɪt) /
to give or feel in return
to move or cause to move backwards and forwards
(intr) to be correspondent or equivalent
Derived forms of reciprocatereciprocation, nounreciprocative or reciprocatory, adjectivereciprocator, noun
Word Origin for reciprocate
C17: from Latin reciprocāre, from reciprocus reciprocal
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