Adjective "reciprocated" definition and examples

(Reciprocated may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Respond to (a gesture or action) by making a corresponding one.
  1. no object 'perhaps I was expected to reciprocate with some remark of my own'
  2. 'Those gestures were reciprocated and negotiations ensued.'
  3. 'I do not thrive on reviews but I do appreciate them and quite often reciprocate the favor.'
  4. 'He reciprocated the embrace, rocking her gently as he pressed kisses into her hair.'
  5. 'I look forward to seeing the president reciprocating the gesture.'
  6. 'This was a phenomenal break for the band and they reciprocated the gesture with an astounding and memorable performance.'
  7. 'In March 1999, Russia unilaterally cut customs duties on some Bulgarian imports and has been expecting Bulgaria to reciprocate.'
  8. 'It was a pointed gesture from the Africans, and the question now is; are we able to reciprocate their welcoming gestures and acknowledge their willingness to work with us?'
  9. 'He flatters, massages their egos, tells them that they are statesmen, hints at his own ability to further their careers, provided the gesture is reciprocated.'
  10. 'She reciprocated his embrace, crying silently.'
  11. 'Learn to respect and reciprocate small gestures of concern, kindness, compassion and humanity.'
  12. 'But when his love was not reciprocated he turned from admirer to stalker, Harrogate magistrates were told.'
  13. 'We see him through Tatiana's eyes, reciprocating her love.'
  14. 'Tom loves Iola, but does not expect his feelings to be reciprocated because he recognizes that he is not of her class or world.'
  15. 'I had one relationship with a girl who truly loved me, but I was unable to reciprocate her love.'
  16. 'Lopez is clearly a gifted teacher who has earned and reciprocated the love of his students.'
  17. 'It was all his fault; Will had picked up on his feelings and assumed he was expected to reciprocate them.'
  18. 'They also described reciprocated friendships more positively than unreciprocated ones.'
  19. 'The feeling was not reciprocated and Nicole felt like crying when she realized it.'
  20. 'When the love isn't reciprocated, the man has a breakdown of sorts and sells pictures of her smoking heroin to a newspaper, and there's a bit of a fight that we don't see.'
  21. 'Because she then realized that her husband was madly in love with another woman, and that his love was reciprocated.'
(of a part of a machine) move backwards and forwards in a straight line.
  1. 'This removable component not only provides full-length rails on which the slide reciprocates, but also contains the trigger mechanism, safety and sear.'
  2. 'A steam locomotive, for example, is a machine that converts the reciprocating motion of a piston into the rotation of its driving wheels.'
  3. 'Unlike a piston engine, where reciprocating parts move up and down, the twin rotors in the Mazda just spin around.'

More definitions

1. to give, feel, etc., in return.

2. to give and receive reciprocally; interchange: to reciprocate favors.

3. to cause to move alternately backward and forward. verb (used without object), reciprocated, reciprocating.

4. to make a return, as for something given.

5. to make interchange.

6. to be correspondent.

7. to move alternately backward and forward.

More examples(as adjective)

"loves can be reciprocated."

"desires can be reciprocated."

"concerns can be reciprocated."

"attractions can be reciprocated."


(reciprocate)Late 16th century: from Latin reciprocat- ‘moved backwards and forwards’, from the verb reciprocare, from reciprocus (see reciprocal).