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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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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- 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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