- to give, feel, etc., in return.
- to give and receive reciprocally; interchange: to reciprocate favors.
- to cause to move alternately backward and forward.
- to make a return, as for something given.
- to make interchange.
- to be correspondent.
- to move alternately backward and forward.
Origin of reciprocate
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1. return, respond, retaliate.
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Examples from the Web for unreciprocated
As important, it ignores the very real and unreciprocated distance that the Palestinians have traveled in accepting Israel.Of Herrings and Elephants: Benny Morris and "Palestinian Rejectionism"
April 16, 2012
Love undenied, may end in friendship; but love thwarted or unreciprocated, never!The Maroon
I tried to ignore the injury to Margaret of her unreciprocated advances.The New Machiavelli
Herbert George Wells
Her tears flowed silently, but she was far from unhappy; love, even unknown and unreciprocated, brings its own sweet reward.The Award of Justice
A. Maynard Barbour
Suez has ruined our shipping interests; an unreciprocated free trade is ruining our commerce.Mount Royal, Volume 3 of 3
Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The frequency of Cornelia's visits to the palace on following days seemed to prove that the admiration was not unreciprocated.A Friend of Caesar
William Stearns Davis
- to give or feel in return
- to move or cause to move backwards and forwards
- (intr) to be correspondent or equivalent
C17: from Latin reciprocāre, from reciprocus reciprocal
Word Origin and History for unreciprocated
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