reciprocate synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term reciprocate:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reciprocate(verb)

    act, feel, or give mutually or in return

  2. reciprocate(verb)

    alternate the direction of motion of

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.

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

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. interconversion

    to respond to one action and making another which is combined or corresponding

    the interconversion of glycogen to glucose concentration was made constant by the liver.

    Submitted by anonymous on February 17, 2019

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reciprocate(v. n.)

    alternate, act interchangeably

  2. reciprocate(v. a.)

    interchange, exchange