reciprocate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin reciprocātus, past participle of reciprocāre (to move back and forth).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈsɪpɹəˌkeɪt/

Verb[edit]

reciprocate (third-person singular simple present reciprocates, present participle reciprocating, simple past and past participle reciprocated)

  1. (transitive) To mutually give and take something; to interchange.
  2. (transitive) To give something in response.
  3. (intransitive) To move backwards and forwards, like a piston.
    • Dryden
      One brawny smith the puffing bellows plies, / And draws and blows reciprocating air.
  4. (intransitive) To counter, retort or retaliate.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

reciprocate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of reciprocare
  2. second-person plural imperative of reciprocare
  3. feminine plural of reciprocato