HyperDic: reciprocate

English > 2 senses of the word reciprocate:
VERBsocialreciprocateact, feel, or give mutually or in return
motionreciprocatealternate the direction of motion of
reciprocate > pronunciation
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > reciprocate: 2 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningAct, feel, or give mutually or in return.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"We always invite the neighbors and they never reciprocate!"
NarrowerreturnReturn in kind
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Adjectivesreciprocativemoving alternately backward and forward
reciprocative, reciprocatorygiven or done or owed to each other
Nounsreciprocationthe act of making or doing something in return
reciprocationmutual interaction
English > reciprocate: 2 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningAlternate the direction of motion of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"the engine reciprocates the propeller"
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Adjectivesreciprocative, reciprocatorymoving alternately backward and forward
Nounsreciprocationalternating back-and-forth movement

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