reciprocate

Definition: To give and take mutually

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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - By Anne Bront
...He, with his usual self-depreciation, thought her a world too good for him, and while he wondered at the kindness of Providence in conferring such a gift upon him, and even at her taste in preferring him to other men, he did his best to reciprocate the good she did him, and so far succeeded that she was, and I believe still is, one of the happiest and fondest wives in England; and all who question the good taste of either partner may be thankful if their respective selections afford them half the genuine satisfaction in the end, or repay their preference with affection half as lasting and sincere ....
Armadale - By Wilkie Collins, George Houseman Thomas
...`` I am guilty of the vanity of having let him admire me, " she went on penitently, `` without the excuse of being able, on my side, to reciprocate even the passing interest that lie felt in me ....
The History of the Caliph Vathek - By William Beckford, Alfred Holst Tourrier, Samuel Johnson
...A youth and maiden meeting by chance, or brought together by artifice, exchange glances, reciprocate civilities, go home, and dream of one another ....
The haunted hotel - By Wilkie Collins
...She protests that she does not reciprocate my Lord 's admiration for her ....
Pratt Portraits - By Anna Fuller
...But Ben would not hear of calling the first daughter for any one but his wife, and when, four years later, the second girl appeared upon the scene, Mrs. Ben could do no less than reciprocate, by naming her for her husband 's eldest sister, Harriet ....
The King, the Kaiser and Irish Freedom - By James K. McGuire
...She must first protect her colonies, who reciprocate with tariff preferences and trade agreements ....
The Egoist - By George Meredith
...And the son loves the father, the father the son; they reciprocate affection through the closest of ties; and shall they view behavior unkindly wounding either of them, not for each other 's dear sake abhorring the criminal ?...
Men and Events of Forty Years - By Josiah Busnell Grinnell, Henry W. Parker
...Iowa did not forget Chicago in ashes, and we must cheerfully reciprocate . "...
Child of Storm - By Henry Rider Haggard
...Masapo, in a hazy way, tried to reciprocate these kind intentions ....
The Heavenly Twins - By Sarah Grand
...But when you come to consider, there is nothing very noble, after all, in a hopeless passion for an elderly man of the world who is past being benefited by it, even if he could reciprocate it ....
Beauchamp's Career - By George Meredith
...To be just, the earliest arrivals, which were such as reached the shores of Albion before her war was at an end, did cordially reciprocate the hug ....
When a Man's a Man - By Harold Bell Wright
...`` Am I to understand that you do not reciprocate my sentiment, Miss Reid ?...
The Adventures of Harry Richmond - By George Meredith
...We reciprocate a highly cordial feeling when they line the streets and roads with respectful salutations, and I acknowledge their demonstrative good-will ....
Vittoria - By George Meredith, Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
...They wavered in their choice of following Checco or not; one went a step forward, one pulled back; the loiterer hurried to rejoin his comrade, who was now for a retrograde movement, and standing together they swayed like two imperfectly jolly fellows, or ballet bandits, each plucking at the other, until at last the maddening laughter made them break, reciprocate cat-like hisses of abuse, and escape as they best could--lamentable figures ....
The Cavalier - By George Washington Cable
...On my trying to reciprocate, she asked me for more flowers and hurried back to our earlier theme ....