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relate

re·late

relate

 
 
pronunciation:
rih leIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: related, relates, relating
definition 1: to see or establish a connection or association with.
In his mind, he relates his son's suicide with his failure as a father.The professor related this incident to one that had occurred in the sixteenth century.
synonyms:
associate, connect, link
antonyms:
dissociate
similar words:
ally, couple, identify, join, marry, mate, unite
definition 2: to tell or give an account of; narrate.
They related their adventures in South America.She related to her colleagues the business discussed at the meetings in Chicago.
synonyms:
impart, narrate, recount, tell
similar words:
communicate, delineate, describe, disclose, divulge, portray, repeat, report, say
definition 3: to disclose; make known.
In her letter, she related that her mother had become suddenly ill.They decided to close down the business, but that information was never related to the rest of the family.
synonyms:
communicate, disclose, impart
similar words:
reveal, say
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to interact or communicate with others.
She relates well to everyone in her class.
synonyms:
interact
antonyms:
dissociate
similar words:
associate, communicate, identify, respond, understand
definition 2: to have connection or relation.
synonyms:
connect
similar words:
appertain, apply, associate, identify, join, link, pertain, refer, unite
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derivations: relatable (adj.), relatability (n.)
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  • related:
    connected by family ties or other relationship.
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