Definitions for: Relate


[v] make a logical or causal connection; "I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"; "colligate these facts"
[v] give an account of; "The witness related the events"
[v] have or establish a relationship to; "She relates well to her peers"
[v] bring into relation with
[v] be about; have to do with; be relevant to; refer, pertain, or relate to; "What's this novel all about?"; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"
[v] be in a relationship with; "How are these two observations related?"



Webster (1913) Definition: Re*late" (r?-l?t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Related; p.
pr. & vb. n. Relating.] [F. relater to recount, LL.
relatare, fr. L. relatus, used as p. p. of referre. See
Elate, and cf. Refer.]
1. To bring back; to restore. [Obs.]

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. [Obs. or R.]

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. [R.]

Syn: To tell; recite; narrate; recount; rehearse; report;
detail; describe.


Re*late", v. i.
1. To stand in some relation; to have bearing or concern; to
pertain; to refer; -- with to.

All negative or privative words relate positive
ideas. --Locke.

2. To make reference; to take account. [R.& Obs.]

Reckoning by the years of their own consecration
without relating to any imperial account. --Fuller.

Synonyms: associate, bear on, colligate, come to, concern, connect, interrelate, link, link up, pertain, refer, tie in, touch, touch on

Antonyms: dissociate

See Also: affect, apply, associate, attach, be, bind, bond, center, center on, cerebrate, cogitate, colligate, concentrate on, connect, correlate, disrespect, focus on, free-associate, get along, get along with, get on, get on with, go for, harmonise, harmonize, have in mind, hold, hold, identify, interact, interest, interrelate, involve, link, link up, matter to, mean, mesh, narrate, obligate, oblige, predicate, recite, recount, regard, relate, relate, remember, revolve about, revolve around, spin, take back, tell, think, think of, tie, tie in, tie in, tutor

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