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.
to make a return, as for something given.
to make interchange.
to be correspondent.
to move alternately backward and forward.
Origin of reciprocate
Synonyms for reciprocate
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Related Words for reciprocativebilateral, collective, communal, conjoint, connected, convertible, correlative, dependent, give-and-take, interchangeable, joint, public, reciprocal, related, respective, returned, united, associated, conjunct, interactive
to give or feel in return
to move or cause to move backwards and forwards
(intr) to be correspondent or equivalent
Word Origin for reciprocate
C17: from Latin reciprocāre, from reciprocus reciprocal
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