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reciprocateverb

uk   /rɪˈsɪp.rə.keɪt/ us   /rɪˈsɪp.rə.keɪt/
[I or T] formal to share the same feelings as someone else, or to behave in the same way as someone else: Sadly, my feelings for him were not reciprocated. We invited them to dinner and a week later they reciprocated.
specialized engineering If a part of a machine reciprocates, it moves backwards and forwards: Some electric razors have reciprocating heads.
reciprocation
noun [U] uk   /rɪˌsɪp.rəˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us   /rɪˌsɪp.rəˈkeɪ.ʃən/
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reciprocateverb [I/T]

us   /rɪˈsɪp·rəˌkeɪt/ fml
to do something for someone because the person has done something similar for you: [I] We gave them information, but they didn’t reciprocate. [T] Hemingway loved Stein and she reciprocated his love.
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