Definition of Relate in English :

Define Relate in English

Relate meaning in English

Meaning of Relate in English

Pronunciation of Relate in English

Relate pronunciation in English

Pronounce Relate in English


see synonyms of relate


1. associate, colligate, connect, link, link up, relate, tie in

make a logical or causal connection

Example Sentences:
'I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind'
'colligate these facts'
'I cannot relate these events at all'

2. bear on, come to, concern, have-to doe with, pertain, refer, relate, touch, touch on

be relevant to

Example Sentences:
'There were lots of questions referring to her talk'
'My remark pertained to your earlier comments'

3. relate

give an account of

Example Sentences:
'The witness related the events'

4. interrelate, relate

be in a relationship with

Example Sentences:
'How are these two observations related?'

5. relate

have or establish a relationship to

Example Sentences:
'She relates well to her peers'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of relate
1. (transitive)
to tell or narrate (a story, information, etc)
2. (often foll by to)
to establish association (between two or more things) or (of something) to have relation or reference (to something else)
3. (intransitive; often foll by to)
to form a sympathetic or significant relationship (with other people, things, etc)

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see synonyms of relate
verb transitiveWord forms: reˈlated or reˈlating
to tell the story of or give an account of; narrate; recount
to connect or associate, as in thought or meaning; show as having to do with; show a relation between
to relate theory and practice
verb intransitive
to have some connection or relation (to)
to show sympathetic understanding and awareness in one's personal relationships
to understand and sympathize or agree with someone or something: with to
I can't relate to what you're saying
to have reference (to)

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of relate
v. re·lat·ed, re·lat·ing, re·lates
1. To give an account of (an occurrence, for example); narrate. See Synonyms at describe.
2. To establish or demonstrate a connection between: I related his grumpiness to a lack of sleep.
1. To have connection, relation, or reference: how education relates to income; a question relating to foreign policy.
2. To have or establish a social relationship; interact: She relates well to her peers.
3. To understand or react favorably to someone or something: I just can't relate to these new fashions.

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