act, feel, or give mutually or in return
"We always invite the neighbors and they never reciprocate!"
alternate the direction of motion of
"the engine reciprocates the propeller"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
To requite injury with injury is human, but not Christian.
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.
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How to use reciprocate in a sentence?
Such is the common process of marriage. A youth and maiden exchange meeting by chance, or brought together by artifice, exchange glances, reciprocate civilities, go home, and dream of one another. Having little to divert attention, or diversify thought, they find themselves uneasy when they are apart, and therefore conclude that they shall be happy together. They marry, and discover what nothing but voluntary blindness had before concealed they wear out life in altercations, and charge nature with cruelty.
I would say to the Indonesian people and the Indonesian Government: We in Australia are always there to help you, and we hope that you might reciprocate, i don't want to prejudice the best possible relations with a very important friend and neighbor. But I've got to say that we can't just ignore this kind of thing.
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.
Misery loves company, but company does not reciprocate.
We want to raise our son to not reciprocate hatred with hatred. We want to battle hatred with love, so, we obviously know somebody that did this is disturbed and we hope they get help. But, we're going to keep taking your signs down as we see them because this town doesn't need hatred. This town needs love.
Translations for reciprocate
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- vaihtaa, kiertää, vastata, [[antaa]] [[vastalahja]], [[liikkua]] [[edestakaisin]]Finnish
- donner en retour, rendre la pareille, réciproquerFrench
- विनिमय करनाHindi
- 交換する, 返すJapanese
- отвечать, обмениватьсяRussian
- đáp lạiVietnamese
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