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verb [intransitive/transitive] formal     reciprocate pronunciation in American English
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present tense
present participlereciprocating
past tensereciprocated
past participlereciprocated
  1. 1
    to have the same feelings toward someone that they have for you

    She has feelings for him that he can’t reciprocate.

  2. 2
    to do the same thing for someone that they have done for you

    I would like to reciprocate your fine hospitality.

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     reciprocation pronunciation in American English
/rɪˌsɪprəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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