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.
- reciprocal inhibition,
- reciprocal insurance,
- reciprocal leveling,
- reciprocal transfusion,
- reciprocal translocation,
- reciprocating engine,
- reciprocity failure
Origin of reciprocate
Examples from the Web for reciprocated
Washington reciprocated, ordering two Venezuelan diplomats to go home.A Wild Night in Caracas: U.S. Embassy Officials Shot|Mac Margolis|May 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Of course, for reciprocal altruism to work, it must be reciprocated.Mark Pagel in ‘Wired for Culture’ Makes a Strong Case for Cultural Determinism|Casey Schwartz|March 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
That warm, fuzzy feeling is reciprocated—more often than not on a first-name basis.
A casual examination of the list of his loves, reciprocated or spurned, would make a companion to that of Weimar.Egoists|James Huneker
For weeks she had known that Inez loved Jack; now she felt sure that this affection must be reciprocated.The Spell|William Dana Orcutt
He was imagining for Eric a sunny future--a future of splendid usefulness, of reciprocated love, of brilliant fame.Eric|Frederic William Farrar
Could one venture to hope that in your case the pleasure is reciprocated?By Right of Purchase|Harold Bindloss
He loved her children as his own, and they reciprocated the affection in a way that embalms their names in amber forevermore.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13|Elbert Hubbard
Word Origin 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.