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re·cip·ro·cate

 (rĭ-sĭp′rə-kāt′)
v. re·cip·ro·cat·ed, re·cip·ro·cat·ing, re·cip·ro·cates
v.tr.
1. To give or take mutually; interchange: The friends reciprocated favors.
2. To show, feel, or give in response or return: They opened their hearts to her, and she reciprocated their affection.
v.intr.
1. To give and take something mutually.
2. To make a return for something given or done.
3. To move back and forth alternately: a power saw that reciprocates.

[Latin reciprocāre, reciprocāt-, to move back and forth, from reciprocus, alternating; see reciprocal.]

re·cip′ro·ca′tive adj.
re·cip′ro·ca′tor n.

reciprocate

(rɪˈsɪprəˌkeɪt)
vb
1. to give or feel in return
2. to move or cause to move backwards and forwards
3. (intr) to be correspondent or equivalent
[C17: from Latin reciprocāre, from reciprocus reciprocal]
reˌciproˈcation n
reˈciprocative, reˈciproˌcatory adj
reˈciproˌcator n

re•cip•ro•cate

(rɪˈsɪp rəˌkeɪt)

v. -cat•ed, -cat•ing. v.t.
1. to give, feel, etc., in return.
2. to give and receive reciprocally; interchange: to reciprocate favors.
3. to cause to move alternately backward and forward.
v.i.
4. to make a return, as for something given.
5. to make interchange.
6. to be correspondent.
7. to move alternately backward and forward.
[1605–15; < Latin reciprocātus, past participle of reciprocāre to move back and forth, derivative of reciprocus. See reciprocal, -ate1]
re•cip`ro•ca′tion, n.
re•cip′ro•ca`tive, adj.
re•cip′ro•ca`tor, n.

reciprocate


Past participle: reciprocated
Gerund: reciprocating

Imperative
reciprocate
reciprocate
Present
I reciprocate
you reciprocate
he/she/it reciprocates
we reciprocate
you reciprocate
they reciprocate
Preterite
I reciprocated
you reciprocated
he/she/it reciprocated
we reciprocated
you reciprocated
they reciprocated
Present Continuous
I am reciprocating
you are reciprocating
he/she/it is reciprocating
we are reciprocating
you are reciprocating
they are reciprocating
Present Perfect
I have reciprocated
you have reciprocated
he/she/it has reciprocated
we have reciprocated
you have reciprocated
they have reciprocated
Past Continuous
I was reciprocating
you were reciprocating
he/she/it was reciprocating
we were reciprocating
you were reciprocating
they were reciprocating
Past Perfect
I had reciprocated
you had reciprocated
he/she/it had reciprocated
we had reciprocated
you had reciprocated
they had reciprocated
Future
I will reciprocate
you will reciprocate
he/she/it will reciprocate
we will reciprocate
you will reciprocate
they will reciprocate
Future Perfect
I will have reciprocated
you will have reciprocated
he/she/it will have reciprocated
we will have reciprocated
you will have reciprocated
they will have reciprocated
Future Continuous
I will be reciprocating
you will be reciprocating
he/she/it will be reciprocating
we will be reciprocating
you will be reciprocating
they will be reciprocating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been reciprocating
you have been reciprocating
he/she/it has been reciprocating
we have been reciprocating
you have been reciprocating
they have been reciprocating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been reciprocating
you will have been reciprocating
he/she/it will have been reciprocating
we will have been reciprocating
you will have been reciprocating
they will have been reciprocating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been reciprocating
you had been reciprocating
he/she/it had been reciprocating
we had been reciprocating
you had been reciprocating
they had been reciprocating
Conditional
I would reciprocate
you would reciprocate
he/she/it would reciprocate
we would reciprocate
you would reciprocate
they would reciprocate
Past Conditional
I would have reciprocated
you would have reciprocated
he/she/it would have reciprocated
we would have reciprocated
you would have reciprocated
they would have reciprocated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.reciprocate - act, feel, or give mutually or in return; "We always invite the neighbors and they never reciprocate!"
return - return in kind; "return a compliment"; "return her love"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
2.reciprocate - alternate the direction of motion of; "the engine reciprocates the propeller"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"

reciprocate

verb return, requite, feel in return, match, respond, equal, return the compliment Their attraction to each other as friends is reciprocated.

reciprocate

verb
1. To give or take mutually:
2. To return like for like, especially to return an unfriendly or hostile action with a similar one:
Translations

reciprocate

[rɪˈsɪprəkeɪt]
A. VT [+ good wishes] → intercambiar, devolver
and this feeling is reciprocatedy compartimos este sentimiento
her kindness was not reciprocatedsu amabilidad no fue correspondida
B. VI
1. (gen) → corresponder
but they did not reciprocatepero ellos no correspondieron a esto
he reciprocated with a short speechpronunció un breve discurso a modo de contestación
2. (Mech) → oscilar, alternar

reciprocate

[rɪˈsɪprəkeɪt]
vt [+ gesture] → retourner; [+ affection, feelings] → partager; [+ smile] → rendre
His feelings were not reciprocated → Ses sentiments n'étaient pas partagés.
vien faire autant

reciprocate

vt
smiles, wisheserwidern; help, kindnesserwidern, sich revanchieren für
vi
(= reply)sich revanchieren; she reciprocated by throwing the saucepan at himsie wiederum warf ihm den Topf nach
(Tech) → hin- und hergehen; (piston)auf- und abgehen

reciprocate

[rɪˈsɪprəˌkeɪt] vt & viricambiare, contraccambiare
References in classic literature ?
Surely the Mary Arm Wilson I have mentioned was inferior to my first acquaintance: she could only tell me amusing stories, and reciprocate any racy and pungent gossip I chose to indulge in; while, if I have spoken truth of Helen, she was qualified to give those who enjoyed the privilege of her converse a taste of far higher things.
Jeddak of Helium," returned Tars Tarkas, "it has remained for a man of another world to teach the green warriors of Barsoom the meaning of friendship; to him we owe the fact that the hordes of Thark can understand you; that they can appreciate and reciprocate the sentiments so graciously expressed.
This might not have been manly or generous, perhaps, but we believe it is the manner in nine cases out of ten in which such sudden emotions expire, especially if the ardour of the youth has precipitated a declaration that the more chastened feelings of the damsel are not yet prepared to reciprocate.
This was no time for fine compunctions, nor for a chivalry that these cruel demons would neither appreciate nor reciprocate.