What does the word reciprocate mean?

Usage examples for reciprocate

  1. " I thank you most heartily, Captain Rombold, for your kindness to my principal officer; and if the opportunity is ever presented to me, I shall reciprocate to the extent of my ability," continued Captain Breaker. – A Victorious Union SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat by Oliver Optic
  2. If Mrs. Dampier does not reciprocate what you choose to call his 'feeling' for bet, then she is the coldest and most ungrateful of women! – The End of Her Honeymoon by Marie Belloc Lowndes