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Knowing whether a pronominal verb is reflexive or reciprocal

When I look at the two sentences below how can I tell straight away whether they are a reflexive action or a reciprocal action as they both have 'se' in the sentence: Elles se maquillent ...
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How to use “s' ”?

What's the meaning of the phrase "excuser et s'excuser"? Why is a s' used before the verb? (It is the title of a chapter in my French book, if the context is needed.)
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Can we use the pronoun “se” with every verb?

I just don't understand when and how we can use “se” in French. I know we can say: Je me lave. Je me suis dit. But, other than that, I have no idea. Is there a rule you have to follow when ...