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Synonyms for reciprocal
rɪˈsɪp rə kəlre·cip·ro·cal

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  1. reciprocaladjective

    inverted, inverse, cross, opposite, mutual, two-way, converse, contrary

  2. reciprocaladjective

    Of a feeling, action or such: mutual, uniformly felt or done by each party towards the other or others; two-way.

    0.5 is the reciprocal of 2.

    cross, inverse, contrary, converse, inverted, opposite, two-way, mutual

  3. reciprocalnoun

    Something that is contrary or opposite.

    inverted, inverse, opposite, contrary, cross, converse, mutual, two-way

  4. reciprocalnoun

    inverse, multiplicative

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reciprocal

    That is common to which two or more persons have the same or equal claims, or in which they have equal interest or participation; in the strictest sense, that is mutual (Latin mutare, to change) which is freely interchanged; that is reciprocal in respect to which one act or movement is met by a corresponding act or movement in return; we speak of our common country, mutual affection, reciprocal obligations, the reciprocal action of cause and effect, where the effect becomes in turn a cause. Many good writers hold it incorrect to say "a mutual friend," and insist that "a common friend" would be more accurate; but "common friend" is practically never used, because of the disagreeable suggestion that attaches to common, of ordinary or inferior. "Mutual friend" has high literary authority (of Burke, Scott, Dickens, and others), and a considerable usage of good society in its favor, the expression being quite naturally derived from the thoroughly correct phrase mutual friendship.

    common, correlative, interchangeable, joint, mutual

    detached, disconnected, dissociated, distinct, disunited, separate, separated, severed, sundered, unconnected, unreciprocated, unrequited, unshared

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reciprocal

    alternate, interchanged, mutual, interchangeable, reflexive

    one-sided, unreciprocated, unreturned

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reciprocalnoun

    something (a term or expression or concept) that has a reciprocal relation to something else

    "risk is the reciprocal of safety"

    reciprocal cross, multiplicative inverse

    unanswered, unreciprocated, direct, nonreciprocating, unrequited, nonreciprocal

  2. multiplicative inverse, reciprocalnoun

    (mathematics) one of a pair of numbers whose product is 1: the reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2; the multiplicative inverse of 7 is 1/7

    reciprocal cross, multiplicative inverse

    unreciprocated, nonreciprocal, unanswered, unrequited, direct, nonreciprocating

  3. reciprocal cross, reciprocaladjective

    hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype

    reciprocal cross, multiplicative inverse

    unreciprocated, unrequited, nonreciprocal, nonreciprocating, unanswered, direct

  4. reciprocal, mutualadjective

    concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return

    "reciprocal aid"; "reciprocal trade"; "mutual respect"; "reciprocal privileges at other clubs"

    mutual, common

    nonreciprocal, direct, nonreciprocating, unanswered, unrequited, unreciprocated

  5. reciprocaladjective

    of or relating to the multiplicative inverse of a quantity or function

    "the reciprocal ratio of a:b is b:a"


    unanswered, nonreciprocal, nonreciprocating, direct, unrequited, unreciprocated

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reciprocaladjective

    mutual, correlative

  2. reciprocaladjective


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "reciprocal":

    mutual, reciprocity, two-way, mutually-beneficial

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How to use reciprocal in a sentence?

  1. Donald Trump:

    The idea of a more flexible negotiating position that's comprehensive in scope but step by step in implementation is welcome, but the scope and sequence of each reciprocal step still has to be realistic.

  2. Janet Yellen:

    Our trade representative has said that we would consider additional tariffs reductions, we want to see China meet their commitments they made under Phase 1, but stabilizing and perhaps eventually lowering some tariffs in a reciprocal way could be a desirable outcome.

  3. Louis K. Anspacher:

    Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal.

  4. Pope Francis:

    We must resolve now to live as nobly and as justly as possible, as we educate new generations not to turn their back on our 'neighbors' and everything around us, building a nation calls us to recognize that we must constantly relate to others, rejecting a mindset of hostility in order to adopt one of reciprocal subsidiarity in a constant effort to do our best.

  5. Dmitry Rogozin:

    Measures for countering the aggressor could include those that concern Russia's strategic nuclear capability, that is reciprocal measures so that, God Forbid, no one gets a crazy idea in their head.

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