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verb [intransitive/transitive] formal reciprocate pronunciation in American English /rɪˈsɪprəˌkeɪt/
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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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 reciprocate pronunciation in American English /rɪˌsɪprəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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