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re·late

relate

 
 
pronunciation:
rih leIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: relates, relating, related
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.[verb + to smby/smth + object ]
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.[verb + (that) + clause ] 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:
advise, 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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