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.
Origin of reciprocate
British Dictionary definitions for reciprocative
Word Origin for reciprocate
Word Origin and History for reciprocative
"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.