V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. mutual exchange of favors; 2. a relationship characterized by mutual dependency or actions

Synonyms: mutuality, exchange, partnership, reciprocation, alliance, cooperation, interdependence, interrelationship

Antonyms: rivalry, competition, autonomy

Tips: Reciprocity is derived from the Latin reciprocus, which means "return the same way." Reciprocity denotes alternating favors in a mutually agreeable way. The related adjective reciprocal means "mutual, interdependent, or interchangeable."

Usage Examples:

It was a matter of reciprocity; since he broke a promise, so would she. (mutuality, exchange)

Our relationship is one based on mutual cooperation and reciprocity, and we try to help each other as much as we can. (exchange, cooperation)

The two nations agreed to a reciprocal trade agreement. (mutual, interdependent) adjective

I feel like there's no reciprocity in our friendship; I always give and you always take. (mutuality, partnership, reciprocation)

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