verb (used with object), re·cip·ro·cat·ed, re·cip·ro·cat·ing.
verb (used without object), re·cip·ro·cat·ed, re·cip·ro·cat·ing.
Origin of reciprocate
Examples from the Web for reciprocate
“She was always aloof, quiet, and never put out any effort to reciprocate,” Wall said.Utah’s Murderer Mom Is a Monster but She’s Not the First|Steve Miller|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And world powers said they were ready to reciprocate, if Iran gave significant assurances.Western and Iranian Diplomats Upbeat after Swiss Talks on Security Issues|Ali Gharib|October 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Israelis reciprocate with unique intelligence assistance.
They treat the Yemenis with contempt, and the Yemenis reciprocate.
When we meet in debates, Karl is cordial—even genial—and I do my best to reciprocate.
You have had warmer feelings for Meg than she could reciprocate.Pearl of Pearl Island|John Oxenham
"You carry those things as easy as a walking-stick," Wakefield observed, ready to reciprocate in point of compliments.Peak and Prairie|Anna Fuller
A girl of my own age, of fine character and noticeable refinement, fell in love with me and caused me to reciprocate.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
I feel it, I reproach myself that I do not reciprocate his regard as I ought, as he deserves—but is in my power?
Despairing of making her reciprocate his love, Kawelo poured into his mother's bosom his grief and his tears.Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands|Charles Nordhoff
British Dictionary definitions for reciprocate
Word Origin for reciprocate
Word Origin and History for reciprocate
"to return, requite," 1610s, back-formation from reciprocation, or else from Latin reciprocatus, past participle of reciprocare "rise and fall, move back and forth; reverse the motion of," from reciprocus (see reciprocal). Related: Reciprocated; reciprocating.