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Words nearby reciprocation
What does reciprocation mean?
Reciprocation can also refer to a specific instance of doing this, as in This gift is reciprocation for all your support.
A much more informal way of saying this is returning the favor.
Reciprocation is often positive. For example, when you are shown affection by a loved one, you can reciprocate (or show reciprocation) by showing affection back. When someone does you a favor, you can reciprocate by doing something nice for them. However, reciprocation can also be negative. For example, if someone insults you, your reciprocation may take the form of insulting them back or doing something else to get back at them.
Actions or relationships involving reciprocation can be described as reciprocal. The related word reciprocity often refers to a reciprocal state or relation, or to the mutual exchange of things. Reciprocation can be used as a synonym for these senses of reciprocity.
Example: I thought my neighbors’ help with my garden deserved reciprocation, so I made dinner for them.
Where does reciprocation come from?
The first records of the word reciprocation come from the 1500s. Its base word, reciprocate, comes from the Latin verb reciprocāre, meaning “to move back and forth.”
Reciprocation involves a type of back-and-forth, typically one involving a relationship between two people or two groups. The word is most commonly associated with favors, kind gestures, and displays of emotion that are done in response to similar actions, as in I was relieved at her reciprocation when I shared my feelings with her. But reciprocation can be a form of retaliation, as in The military is on alert for reciprocation after the missile strike.
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What are some other forms related to reciprocation?
- reciprocate (verb)
What are some synonyms for reciprocation?
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How is reciprocation used in real life?
Reciprocation is a somewhat formal word. Acts of reciprocation can be either positive or negative.
Im a good person cuz I wanna be, not cuz Im expecting reciprocation
— Swimmy Jimmy (@Yur_Wifeys_OE) July 28, 2020
I spent my whole adult life loving and supporting selfish people without reciprocation. I owe myself 25 years of self-care, selfishness, self-indulgence.
— mrgogetter (@mryerger) July 20, 2020
— FinancialXpress (@FinancialXpress) July 28, 2020
Try using reciprocation!
Which of the following actions is NOT an example of reciprocation?
A. responding to someone’s message
B. giving someone a gift after receiving one from them
C. ignoring someone who has tried to contact you
D. returning a favor
Example sentences from the Web for reciprocation
And, I appreciate the reciprocation of warm nuts and having a decent five hours sleep when I take a red-eye.
Sufficiently convinced that he might know what he was doing, I set my boundaries: hands only, external only, no reciprocation.
In physics, action and reaction are equal; the reciprocation of any impulse not being greater than the impulse itself.Amenities of Literature|Isaac Disraeli
Such is the relation of the terms of a syllogism in regard to reciprocation and antithesis.Aristotle|George Grote
As I paid her for a trivial purchase, she let her hand linger in mine looking at me appealingly for reciprocation.Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile|Henry Stephens
The need of this reciprocation is stronger with him than even his election of a particular person with whom to establish it.
A rotary or other movement may be obtained from this reciprocation.The inventions, researches and writings of Nikola Tesla|Thomas Commerford Martin