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[ri-sip-ruh-keyt] /rɪˈsɪp rəˌkeɪt/

verb (used with object), reciprocated, reciprocating.
to give, feel, etc., in return.
to give and receive ; interchange:
to reciprocate favors.
to cause to move alternately backward and forward.
verb (used without object), reciprocated, reciprocating.
to make a return, as for something given.
to make interchange.
to be correspondent.
to move alternately backward and forward.
to give or feel in return
to move or cause to move backwards and forwards
(intransitive) to be correspondent or equivalent

“to return, requite,” 1610s, back-formation from reciprocation, or else from Latin reciprocatus, past participle of reciprocare “rise and fall, move back and forth; reverse the motion of,” from reciprocus (see reciprocal). Related: Reciprocated; reciprocating.


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