What are some opposite words for reciprocate?

Antonyms for reciprocate
rɪˈsɪp rəˌkeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reciprocate(verb)

    act, feel, or give mutually or in return

    "We always invite the neighbors and they never reciprocate!"

  2. reciprocate(verb)

    alternate the direction of motion of

    "the engine reciprocates the propeller"

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reciprocate

    To repay or to retaliate, to punish or to reward, may be to make some return very inadequate to the benefit or injury received, or the right or wrong done; but to requite (according to its etymology) is to make so full and adequate a return as to quit oneself of all obligation of favor or hostility, of punishment or reward. Requite is often used in the more general sense of recompense or repay, but always with the suggestion, at least, of the original idea of full equivalent; when one speaks of requiting kindness with ingratitude, the expression gains force from the comparison of the actual with the proper and appropriate return. Compare PAY.

    Antonyms:
    absolve, acquit, excuse, forget, forgive, neglect, overlook, pardon, pardon, pass over, slight

    Synonyms:
    avenge, compensate, pay, pay off, punish, quit, recompense, remunerate, repay, requite, retaliate, return, revenge, reward, satisfy, settle with

    Preposition:
    To requite injury with injury is human, but not Christian.

How to use reciprocate in a sentence?

  1. Robert Einhorn:

    If, at the end of June, there is not a deal, and talks have broken off, I think that it is inevitable that the Congress will adopt new sanctions legislation, what that will mean is the Iranians will reciprocate.

  2. State Department:

    This action is to reciprocate the Maduro regime's decision to declare the Chargé d'Affaires and Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Caracas personae non grata.

  3. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Life is a gift from God. And so, God is good. Because, he (God) gives us the privilege or the opportunity to pursue and realize our dreams, visions and aspirations. Thus, we should reciprocate his (God's) benevolence upon us by helping someone else or others as much as we can and as long as we live. ~Emeasoba George

  4. Jenny Town:

    I think (North Korea's) expectations were too high that the removal of Bolton would provide more flexibility on what the U.S. wants as initial steps, while certainly it removes some pressure for an all or nothing deal, it seems the gap between what the two sides want as a baseline and are willing to reciprocate still has not narrowed.

  5. Jennifer Lehr:

    The message a child gets is that not only is another person's emotional state their responsibility but that they must also sacrifice their own bodies to buoy another's ego or satisfy their desire for love or affection, certainly no parent would wish for their teenager or adult child to feel pressure to reciprocate unwanted sexual advances, yet many teach their children at a young age that it's their job to use their bodies to make others happy.

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