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Tuesday word: Reciprocate

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Reciprocate (verb)
re·cip·ro·cate [ri-sip-ruh-keyt]


verb (used with object)
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.

verb (used without object)
4. to make a return, as for something given.
5. to make interchange.
6. to be correspondent.
7. to move alternately backward and forward.

OTHER WORDS FROM RECIPROCATE
re·cip·ro·ca·tive, re·cip·ro·ca·to·ry [ri-sip-ruh-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
re·cip·ro·ca·tor, noun
non·re·cip·ro·cat·ing, adjective
un·re·cip·ro·cat·ed, adjective
un·re·cip·ro·cat·ing, adjective

WORDS RELATED TO RECIPROCATE
retaliate, repay, respond, interchange, square, return, barter, render, retort, share, correspond, trade, swap, swing, requite, vacillate, reply, match, recompense

Synonyms
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1. return, respond, retaliate.

Origin: 1605–15; < Latin reciprocatus past participle of reciprocare to move back and forth. See reciprocal, -ate

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR RECIPROCATE
“She was always aloof, quiet, and never put out any effort to reciprocate,” Wall said.
UTAH’S MURDERER MOM IS A MONSTER BUT SHE’S NOT THE FIRST|STEVE MILLER|APRIL 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST

And world powers said they were ready to reciprocate, if Iran gave significant assurances.
WESTERN AND IRANIAN DIPLOMATS UPBEAT AFTER SWISS TALKS ON SECURITY ISSUES|ALI GHARIB|OCTOBER 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST

The Israelis reciprocate with unique intelligence assistance.
THE NOT SO SPECIAL U.S.-ISRAEL RELATIONSHIP|ANDREW APOSTOLOU|OCTOBER 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST

They treat the Yemenis with contempt, and the Yemenis reciprocate.
YEMEN ON THE BRINK|BRUCE RIEDEL|SEPTEMBER 24, 2011|DAILY BEAST

When we meet in debates, Karl is cordial—even genial—and I do my best to reciprocate.
KARL ROVE’S GIFT TO THE DEMS|PAUL BEGALA|JUNE 30, 2011|DAILY BEAST

You have had warmer feelings for Meg than she could reciprocate.
PEARL OF PEARL ISLAND|JOHN OXENHAM

"You carry those things as easy as a walking-stick," Wakefield observed, ready to reciprocate in point of compliments.
PEAK AND PRAIRIE|ANNA FULLER

A girl of my own age, of fine character and noticeable refinement, fell in love with me and caused me to reciprocate.
STUDIES IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SEX, VOLUME 2 (OF 6)|HAVELOCK ELLIS

Despairing of making her reciprocate his love, Kawelo poured into his mother's bosom his grief and his tears.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, OREGON, AND THE SANDWICH ISLANDS|CHARLES NORDHOFF

I feel it, I reproach myself that I do not reciprocate his regard as I ought, as he deserves—but is in my power?
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOL. 53, NO. 331, MAY, 1843|VARIOUS
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