- 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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Related Words for reciprocatesretaliate, repay, respond, interchange, square, return, barter, render, retort, share, correspond, trade, swap, swing, requite, vacillate, reply, match, recompense
Examples from the Web for reciprocates
Historical Examples of reciprocates
And Madame, touched by her apparent weakness, more than reciprocates it.
He reciprocates notice, of some kind or other, with all who notice him.Passages From The American Notebooks, Volume 1
There is no love in the world that reciprocates like that of a garden.Over Paradise Ridge
Maria Thompson Daviess
The middle also, in an universal demonstration, reciprocates with the major, being its definition.Aristotle
The companions of the captor aid him, and he, in turn, reciprocates in similar undertakings.Elements of Folk Psychology
- to give or feel in return
- to move or cause to move backwards and forwards
- (intr) to be correspondent or equivalent