Reciprocate Definition

reciprocated, reciprocates, reciprocating
To give and get, do, feel, etc. reciprocally; interchange.
Webster's New World
To give, do, feel, etc. in return; return in kind or degree.
Webster's New World
To move alternately back and forth; interchange position.
Webster's New World
To make some sort of return for something done, given, etc.
Webster's New World
To be correspondent or equivalent.
Webster's New World

Origin of Reciprocate

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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin reciprocātus, past participle of reciprocāre (“to move back and forth").

    From Wiktionary

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