reciprocate

Part of speech: noun

Reciprocation.

Part of speech: verb

To give and take mutually; interchange.

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Usage examples "reciprocate":

  1. I said that very likely, and to reciprocate her kindness, Angela must likewise have been her husband, but she answered, with a smile, that Angela played husband only to Nanette, and Nanette could not deny it. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  2. " 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", Oliver Optic.
  3. 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", Marie Belloc Lowndes.