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reciprocate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishreciprocatere‧cip‧ro‧cate /rɪˈsɪprəkeɪt/ verb  1 [intransitive, transitive]REACT formal to do or give something, because something similar has been done or given to you When he spoke I was expected to reciprocate with some remark of my own.2 [transitive]REACT to feel the same about someone as they feel about you It was a hopeless love that could not possibly be reciprocated.reciprocation /rɪˌsɪprəˈkeɪʃən/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
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reciprocateIt was a hopeless love and one that could not possibly be reciprocated.Her love was not reciprocated.We asked them over for dinner, hoping they would reciprocate.I was flooded with so much pleasure at once I felt incapable of reciprocating.So loyalty must be reciprocated, as it always deserves to be.Amy, particularly, had felt she had lost a father but gained an uncle; her feelings were reciprocated by Charles.I wanted to reciprocate in kind, but I had hardly any outlandish stories to tell about myself.Although Miss Warton did not reciprocate John's feelings, she did nothing to discourage them.My classmates would ask me over, but I never felt I could reciprocate the invitation.He did not, in any case, have a high opinion of Santayana - an animus which Santayana reciprocated towards Eliot.In 1979, Egypt made a genuine offer of peace, and Israel reciprocated with an offer of territory.
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Verb table
reciprocate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyreciprocate
he, she, itreciprocates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyreciprocated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave reciprocated
he, she, ithas reciprocated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad reciprocated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill reciprocate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have reciprocated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam reciprocating
he, she, itis reciprocating
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you, we, theyare reciprocating
Past
I, he, she, itwas reciprocating
you, we, theywere reciprocating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been reciprocating
he, she, ithas been reciprocating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been reciprocating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be reciprocating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been reciprocating
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