200 BM Daily Vocabulary #96 | reciprocate

Today’s word is: reciprocate – reciprocate means: respond to someone’s gesture or action by making a corresponding one, to share the same feelings or to behave in the same way as someone else.


In this English vocabulary lesson, you will learn how to use the word reciprocate. We are sure that this ESL lesson will help you to enhance your English vocabulary and speak English fluently and confidently.


The word reciprocate means a corresponding action in response to someone else’s action. For example, we can say that when the fans called out his name, the movie star reciprocated with a smile and a wave of the hand.


Listen carefully on how we can use the word reciprocate in 8 different situations in 8 different sentences.


Example number 1 of 8: The school had offered a scholarship to Dev during his school days. Later, he graduated and got a government job. He decided to reciprocate the help and gave a donation to his school.


Example number 2 of 8: Jimmy was an excellent speaker. He opened his speech with some funny quotes. The audience really liked it and reciprocated with laughter and claps.


Example number 3 of 8: The two-wheeler company announced grand prizes for its best-performing dealers. The dealers also reciprocated by surpassing their targets. This was a win-win situation for both parties.


Example number 4 of 8: The principal scientist fro

m a government institute was invited to visit a science exhibition. He reciprocated the invitation and visited the venue with his team.


Example number 5 of 8: Dr. Jadhav held a free medical camp in a village. A large number of villagers benefitted from this camp. To reciprocate his kindness, the villagers hosted a special dinner for him and his team.


Example number 6 of 8: Nipun donated a bottle of blood for a very sick patient. The patient’s family was grateful and reciprocated his gesture by gifting him an idol of the deity.


Example number 7 of 8: The boy and girl were from different financial and social backgrounds. The boy expressed his willingness to marry the girl, albeit the girl could not reciprocate his feelings.


Example number 8 of 8: The head of marketing suggested some changes in the product design. The production team reciprocated the suggestions by charting out a plan of action to incorporate the changes.


Today we learned the word reciprocate which means respond to someone’s gesture or action by making a corresponding one, to share the same feelings or to behave in the same way as someone else.


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