reciprocate [v] exchange, alternate; equal barter, be equivalent, correspond, feel in return, interchange, make up for*, match, pay one’s dues*, recompense, render, repay, reply, requite, respond, retaliate, retort, return, return the compliment*, scratch one’s back*, serve out, share, square, swap, swing, tit for tat*, trade, vacillate; concepts 45,104,384 —Ant. deny, refuse

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  • reciprocate — reciprocate, retaliate, requite, return can mean to give back usually in kind or in quantity. Reciprocate may imply a mutual, equivalent, or roughly equivalent, exchange or a paying back of what one has received. The connotations of alternating… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Reciprocate — Re*cip ro*cate, v. t. To give and return mutually; to make return for; to give in return; to interchange; to alternate; as, to reciprocate favors. Cowper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reciprocate — Re*cip ro*cate (r[ e]*s[i^]p r[ o]*k[=a]t), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Reciprocated} (r[ e]*s[i^]p r[ o]*k[=a] t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Reciprocating}.] [L. reciprocatus, p. p. of reciprocare. See {Reciprocal}.] To move forward and backward… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reciprocate — I verb act interchangeably, alternate, cooperate, exchange, follow successively, give and take, give in return, inter se dare, interchange, pay back, perform by turns, perform responsively, recompense, refund, reimburse, repay, requite, respond,… …   Law dictionary

  • reciprocate — (v.) to return, requite, 1610s, from L. reciprocatus, pp. of reciprocare, from reciprocus (see RECIPROCAL (Cf. reciprocal)). Related: Reciprocated; reciprocating …   Etymology dictionary

  • reciprocate — ► VERB ▪ respond to (a gesture, action, or emotion) with a corresponding one. DERIVATIVES reciprocation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • reciprocate — [ri sip′rəkāt΄] vt. reciprocated, reciprocating [< L reciprocatus, pp. of reciprocare < reciprocus: see RECIPROCAL] 1. a) to give and get, do, feel, etc. reciprocally; interchange b) to give, do, feel, etc. in return; return in kind or… …   English World dictionary

  • reciprocate — verb ( cated; cating) Date: 1607 transitive verb 1. to give and take mutually 2. to return in kind or degree < reciprocate a compliment gracefully > intransitive verb 1. to make a return for something < we hope to reciprocate for your …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • reciprocate — UK [rɪˈsɪprəkeɪt] / US [rɪˈsɪprəˌkeɪt] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms reciprocate : present tense I/you/we/they reciprocate he/she/it reciprocates present participle reciprocating past tense reciprocated past participle reciprocated… …   English dictionary

  • reciprocate — v. (D; intr.) to reciprocate by; for; with * * * [rɪ sɪprəkeɪt] for with (D; intr.) to reciprocate by …   Combinatory dictionary

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