Reciprocate meaning

rĭ-sĭp'rə-kāt'
Reciprocate is defined as to give, do or feel in the same way or degree.

Watching a friend’s pet after they watched your pet is an example of reciprocate.

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To cause to move alternately back and forth.
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To give and get, do, feel, etc. reciprocally; interchange.
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To show, feel, or give in response or return.

They opened their hearts to her, and she reciprocated their affection.

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To give and take something mutually.
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To make a return for something given or done.
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To move back and forth alternately.

A power saw that reciprocates.

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To give, do, feel, etc. in return; return in kind or degree.
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To make some sort of return for something done, given, etc.
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To move alternately back and forth; interchange position.
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To be correspondent or equivalent.
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To mutually give and take something; to interchange.
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To give something in response.
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(intransitive) To move backwards and forwards, like a piston.
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(intransitive) To counter, retort or retaliate.
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To give or take mutually; interchange.

The friends reciprocated favors.

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Origin of reciprocate

Latin reciprocāre reciprocāt- to move back and forth from reciprocus alternating reciprocal