Origin of reciprocation
Related Words for reciprocationretribution, interchange, counterblow, barter, revenge, reprisal, trade, compensation, vengeance, requital, repayment, correspondence, reply, counteraction, counterattack
Examples from the Web for reciprocation
Contemporary Examples of reciprocation
And, I appreciate the reciprocation of warm nuts and having a decent five hours sleep when I take a red-eye.Who's Missing in First Class?
December 11, 2010
Sufficiently convinced that he might know what he was doing, I set my boundaries: hands only, external only, no reciprocation.The Last Erotic Massage
May 21, 2009
Historical Examples of reciprocation
She saw in either—as around—only a reciprocation of contempt.Paul Clifford, Complete
Her lack of reciprocation did not abate his passion, it aggravated it.In the Roar of the Sea
But it remains fixed in one place, without any reciprocation of love.The Insect
This was reciprocation of derogatory sentiment with a vengeance!The Landloper
Such is the relation of the terms of a syllogism in regard to reciprocation and antithesis.Aristotle
1520s, "mode of expression;" 1560s, "act of reciprocating," from Latin reciprocationem (nominative reciprocatio) "retrogression, alternation, ebb," noun of action from past participle stem of reciprocare "move back, turn back," also "come and go, move back and forth;" from reciprocus (see reciprocal).