Meaning of reciprocate

re•cip•ro•cate

Pronunciation: (ri-sip'ru-kāt"), [key]
— v., -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to give, feel, etc., in return.
  2. to give and receive reciprocally; interchange: to reciprocate favors.
  3. to cause to move alternately backward and forward.
—v.i.
  1. to make a return, as for something given.
  2. to make interchange.
  3. to be correspondent.
  4. to move alternately backward and forward.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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