Reciprocate

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 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… …

    New thesaurus

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

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

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 reciprocate — re|cip|ro|cate [ rı sıprə,keıt ] verb intransitive or transitive FORMAL to have the same feelings toward someone that they have for you: She has feelings for him that he can t reciprocate. a. to do the same thing for someone that they have done… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 reciprocate — reciprocative, reciprocatory /ri sip reuh keuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. reciprocator, n. /ri sip reuh kayt /, v., reciprocated, reciprocating. v.t. 1. to give, feel, etc., in return. 2. to give and receive reciprocally; interchange: to reciprocate …

    Universalium

  • 14 reciprocate — verb Reciprocate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑feeling, ↑love …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 reciprocate — re|cip|ro|cate [rıˈsıprəkeıt] v 1.) [I and T] formal to do or give something, because something similar has been done or given to you ▪ When he spoke I was expected to reciprocate with some remark of my own. 2.) [T] to feel the same about someone …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 reciprocate — verb 1 (I, T) to do or give something, because something similar has been done or given to you: I cannot accept his generosity I am not in a position to reciprocate. 2 (T) to feel the same about someone as they feel about you: Kara had fallen in… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 reciprocate — verb 1) I was happy to reciprocate Syn: do the same (in return), respond in kind, return the favor 2) love that was not reciprocated Syn: requite, return, give back; match, equal …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 reciprocate — re•cip•ro•cate [[t]rɪˈsɪp rəˌkeɪt[/t]] v. cat•ed, cat•ing 1) to give, feel, etc., in return 2) to give and receive reciprocally; interchange: to reciprocate favors[/ex] 3) to cause to move alternately backward and forward 4) to make a return, as… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 reciprocate — [c]/rəˈsɪprəkeɪt / (say ruh sipruhkayt) verb (reciprocated, reciprocating) –verb (t) 1. to give, feel, etc., in return. 2. to give and receive reciprocally; interchange: to reciprocate favours. 3. to cause to move alternately backwards and… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 reciprocate — /rɪ sɪprəkeɪt/ verb to do the same thing for someone as that person has done to you ● They offered us an exclusive agency for their cars and we reciprocated with an offer of the agency for our buses. ▪▪▪ ‘…in 1934 Congress authorized President… …

    Marketing dictionary in english


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