Definition of Relate

1. Verb. Make a logical or causal connection. "I cannot relate these events at all"




2. Verb. Be relevant to. "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"

3. Verb. Give an account of. "The witness related the events"
Generic synonyms: Narrate, Recite, Recount, Tell
Derivative terms: Relation

4. Verb. Be in a relationship with. "How are these two observations related?"
Exact synonyms: Interrelate
Related verbs: Interrelate
Specialized synonyms: Predicate, Tutor, Tie In
Generic synonyms: Be
Derivative terms: Interrelation, Relation, Relation

5. Verb. Have or establish a relationship to. "She relates well to her peers"

Definition of Relate

1. v. t. To bring back; to restore.

2. v. i. To stand in some relation; to have bearing or concern; to pertain; to refer; -- with to.

Definition of Relate

1. Verb. (transitive) To tell in a descriptive way. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To give an association. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To make a connection from sth to sth (e.g. ''to '''relate''' this to that''). ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To have a connection. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To interact. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To respond through reaction. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive with '''to''') To identify with, understand. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Relate

1. to give an account of [v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES]

Medical Definition of Relate

1. 1. To bring back; to restore. " Abate your zealous haste, till morrow next again Both light of heaven and strength of men relate." (Spenser) 2. To refer; to ascribe, as to a source. 3. To recount; to narrate; to tell over. "This heavy act with heavy heart relate." (Shak) 4. To ally by connection or kindred. To relate one's self, to vent thoughts in words. Synonym: To tell, recite, narrate, recount, rehearse, report, detail, describe. Origin: F. Relater to recount, LL. Relatare, fr. L. Relatus, used as p. P. Of referre. See Elate, and cf. Refer. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Relate

relapses
relapsing
relapsing appendicitis
relapsing fever
relapsing malaria
relapsing perichondritis
relapsing polychondritis
relapsings
relascope
relascopes
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relate (current term)
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related
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relation back

Literary usage of Relate

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"Where a State Constitution ordains "That no law shall relate to more than one subject, and that shall be expressed In the ..."

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