Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine

Word of the Day 09/10/18 Reciprocate

Reciprocate (verb)
re·cip·ro·cate [ri-sip-ruh-keyt]
(previously 04-15-13)

verb (used with object)
1. to give, feel, etc., in return.
2. to give and receive reciprocally; interchange: to reciprocate favors.
3. to cause to move alternately backward and forward.

verb (used without object)
4. to make a return, as for something given.
5. to make interchange.
6. to be correspondent.
7. to move alternately backward and forward.

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1. return, respond, retaliate.

Origin: 1605–15; < Latin reciprocatus past participle of reciprocare to move back and forth. See reciprocal, -ate

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