transitive verb-·cat·ed, -·cat·ing
- to give and get, do, feel, etc. reciprocally; interchange
- to give, do, feel, etc. in return; return in kind or degree
- to cause to move alternately back and forth
Origin of reciprocatefrom Classical Latin reciprocatus, past participle of reciprocare from reciprocus: see reciprocal
- to make some sort of return for something done, given, etc.
- to move alternately back and forth; interchange position
- Archaic to be correspondent or equivalent