Reciprocate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈsɪprəkeɪt|  American pronunciation of the word reciprocate
Brit.  |rɪˈsɪprəkeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word reciprocate

verb

- act, feel, or give mutually or in return

We always invite the neighbors and they never reciprocate!

- alternate the direction of motion of

the engine reciprocates the propeller

Examples

They appreciated her kindness but were not ready to reciprocate the gesture.

...reciprocated the favor by driving their neighbor to the airport...

We hope to reciprocate for your kindness.

When he spoke I was expected to reciprocate with some remark of my own.

It was a hopeless love that could not possibly be reciprocated.

We always invite the neighbors and they never reciprocate!

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: reciprocate
he/she/it: reciprocates
present participle: reciprocating
past tense: reciprocated
past participle: reciprocated
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