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reciprocate

[ ri-sip-ruh-keyt ]
/ rɪˈsɪp rəˌkeɪt /
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verb (used with object), re·cip·ro·cat·ed, re·cip·ro·cat·ing.

to give, feel, etc., in return.
to give and receive reciprocally; interchange: to reciprocate favors.
to cause to move alternately backward and forward.

verb (used without object), re·cip·ro·cat·ed, re·cip·ro·cat·ing.

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Origin of reciprocate

First recorded in 1605–15; from Latin reciprocātus, past participle of reciprocāre “to move back and forth”; see -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for reciprocate

reciprocate
/ (rɪˈsɪprəˌkeɪt) /

verb

to give or feel in return
to move or cause to move backwards and forwards
(intr) to be correspondent or equivalent
reciprocation, nounreciprocative or reciprocatory, adjectivereciprocator, noun
C17: from Latin reciprocāre, from reciprocus reciprocal
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