[Latin reciprocre, reciproct-, to move back and forth, from reciprocus, alternating; see reciprocal.]
Synonyms: reciprocate, requite, return These verbs mean to give, take, or feel reciprocally: doesnt reciprocate favors; consideration requited with disregard; return a compliment.
reciprocate /rsprket/ v. [I;T] -cated, -cating, -cates to give s.t. equal or similar to s.o. in exchange for what they have given you: She invited me to a party, so I reciprocated and invited her to my party.-n. [U] reciprocation.