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relate

re·late

relate

 
 
pronunciation:
rih leIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: related, relates, relating
definition 1: to tell the story of.
The traveler related his adventures in Alaska.
synonyms:
narrate, tell
similar words:
communicate, describe, disclose, portray, repeat, report, say
definition 2: to see or find connections between; link.
She related five o'clock with dinner time.The speaker did not relate the snores he heard to his boring speech.
synonyms:
associate, link
similar words:
ally, couple, identify, join, marry, mate, unite
definition 3: to understand or get along with others.
She relates well to everyone in her class.
synonyms:
interact
similar words:
associate, communicate, identify, respond, understand
definition 4: to have a connection.
Her question did not relate to the topic we were discussing.
synonyms:
connect
similar words:
apply, associate, identify, join, link, pertain, unite
derivations: relatable (adj.), relatability (n.)
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  • related:
    connected by family ties or other relationship.
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