reciprocatory

reciprocate

[ri-sip-ruh-keyt]
verb (used with object), reciprocated, reciprocating.
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), reciprocated, reciprocating.
4.
to make a return, as for something given.
5.
to make interchange.
6.
to be correspondent.
7.
to move alternately backward and forward.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin reciprocātus past participle of reciprocāre to move back and forth. See reciprocal, -ate1

reciprocative, reciprocatory [ri-sip-ruh-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
reciprocator, noun
nonreciprocating, adjective
unreciprocated, adjective
unreciprocating, adjective


1. return, respond, retaliate.
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reciprocate (rɪˈsɪprəˌkeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to give or feel in return
2.  to move or cause to move backwards and forwards
3.  (intr) to be correspondent or equivalent
 
[C17: from Latin reciprocāre, from reciprocusreciprocal]
 
recipro'cation
 
n
 
re'ciprocative
 
adj
 
re'ciprocatory
 
adj
 
re'ciprocator
 
n

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reciprocate
"to return, requite," 1610s, from L. reciprocat-, pp. stem of reciprocare, from reciprocus (see reciprocal).
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