What does relate mean?

Definitions for relate
rɪˈleɪtre·late

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word relate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. associate, tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up, connectverb

    make a logical or causal connection

    "I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"; "colligate these facts"; "I cannot relate these events at all"

  2. refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe withverb

    be relevant to

    "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"

  3. relateverb

    give an account of

    "The witness related the events"

  4. relate, interrelateverb

    be in a relationship with

    "How are these two observations related?"

  5. relateverb

    have or establish a relationship to

    "She relates well to her peers"

Wiktionary

  1. relateverb

    To tell in a descriptive way.

  2. relateverb

    To give an association.

  3. relateverb

    To make a connection from sth to sth (e.g. to relate this to that).

  4. relateverb

    To have a connection.

  5. relateverb

    To interact.

  6. relateverb

    To respond through reaction.

  7. relateverb

    To identify with, understand.

  8. Etymology: From relatus, perfect passive participle of refero.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To RELATEverb

    Etymology: relatus, Lat.

    Your wife and babes
    Savagely slaughter’d; to relate the manner,
    Were to add the death of you. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Here I could frequent
    With worship place by place, where he vouchsaf’d
    Presence divine; and to my sons relate. John Milton.

    The drama represents to view, what the poem only does relate. Dryden.

    A man were better relate himself to a statue, than suffer his thoughts to pass in smother. Francis Bacon.

    Avails thee not,
    To whom related, or by whom begot;
    A heap of dust alone remains. Alexander Pope.

  2. To Relateverb

    To have reference; to have respect.

    All negative or privative words relate to positive ideas, and signify their absence. John Locke.

    As other courts demanded the execution of persons dead in law, this gave the last orders relating to those dead in reason. Tatler, № 110.

Wikipedia

  1. Relate

    Relate is a charity providing relationship support throughout the United Kingdom. Services include counselling for couples, families, young people and individuals, sex therapy, mediation and training courses. Relate also offers online services including webcam counselling and a therapeutic based LiveChat service. It was founded in 1938 as the National Marriage Guidance Council, after a clergyman, Herbert Gray (1868-1956), noted that the divorce rate was increasing. A co-founder of the Council was the Methodist David Mace (1907-1990). Another co-founder was eugenicist Dr Edward Fyfe Griffith. The first funder of Relate was the British Eugenics Society. Relate expanded after the Second World War with government funding secured from the Home Office and later the Lord Chancellor's Department in the late 1940s. Relate celebrated its 75th birthday in 2013. Relate holds an annual lecture with previous speakers including David Cameron, Deirdre Sanders, Nick Clegg, Alan Johnson, Charles Handy and Alain de Botton. Relate adopted its current name on Valentine's Day 1988. In the 1990s, Relate's public profile increased after Princess Diana became its patron in 1989. The current President of Relate is Prof. Janet Walker OBE. Former Presidents of Relate include Professor Sir Cary Cooper and comedian and writer Ruby Wax. The current Patrons of Relate are Tanya Byron and Bel Mooney. Current Vice President is Anjula Mutanda (elected 2018) and Author of How to do Relationships. Today, Relate sees over 150,000 clients a year, at more than 600 locations across the UK. Relate is a federated charity with Relate Centres operating across England, Wales and Northern Ireland with its sister charity Relationships Scotland operating in Scotland. In 2017, Relate merged a third of its Centres into the national charity in response to funding cuts. In 2006, Relate opened the Relate Institute, the UK's first Centre of Excellence for the study of relationships, in partnership with Doncaster College and the University of Hull. The Relate Institute closed in 2015. Baroness Tyler of Enfield was Chief Executive between 2007 and 2012 and was succeeded by Ruth Sutherland; Tyler is currently a Vice President of Relate. The current CEO is Aidan Jones. Relate was a founding member of the Relationships Alliance which was launched in 2013 in partnership with OnePlusOne, Tavistock Relationships and Marriage Care.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Relateverb

    to bring back; to restore

  2. Relateverb

    to refer; to ascribe, as to a source

  3. Relateverb

    to recount; to narrate; to tell over

  4. Relateverb

    to ally by connection or kindred

  5. Relateverb

    to stand in some relation; to have bearing or concern; to pertain; to refer; -- with to

  6. Relateverb

    to make reference; to take account

Freebase

  1. Relate

    Relate is a charity providing relationship support throughout the United Kingdom. Services include counselling for couples, families, young people and individuals, sex therapy, mediation and training courses. It was founded in 1938 as the National Marriage Guidance Council, after a clergyman, Herbert Gray, noted that the divorce rate was increasing. A co-founder was eugenicist Dr Edward Fyfe Griffith. Relate adopted its current name on Valentine's Day 1988. In the 1990s, Relate's public profile increased after Princess Diana became its patron in 1989. Today, Relate sees over 150,000 clients a year, at more than 600 locations across the UK. In 2006, Relate opened the Relate Institute, the UK's first Centre of Excellence for the study of relationships, in partnership with Doncaster College and the University of Hull.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Relate

    rē-lāt′, v.t. to describe: to tell: to ally by connection or kindred.—v.i. to have reference: to refer.—adj. Relā′ted, allied or connected by kindred or blood.—ns. Relā′tedness; Relā′ter, -or, one who relates; Relā′tion, act of relating or telling: recital: that which is related: mutual connection between two things, analogy: resemblance, affinity: connection by birth or marriage: a person related by blood or marriage, a relative.—adj. Relā′tional, having relation: exhibiting some relation.—ns. Relātional′ity; Relā′tionism, the doctrine that relations have a real existence; Relā′tionist; Relā′tionship; Relā′tor (law), an informant on whose behalf certain writs are issued:—fem. Relā′trix. [O. Fr.,—L. referre, relatumre-, back, ferre, to carry.]

Editors Contribution

  1. relate

    To create a logical connection.

    They could relate to each other and loved each other with all their heart's and souls.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020  
  2. relate

    To understand.

    They could easily relate to each other and were so loving and joyful, they know their relationship was for life.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 19, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'relate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3792

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'relate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3120

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'relate' in Verbs Frequency: #168

Anagrams for relate »

  1. Aertel, alreet, earlet, elater, Tralee

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of relate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of relate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of relate in a Sentence

  1. Sarah Palin:

    So when my own son is going through what he is going through coming back, I can certainly relate with other families who kinda feel these ramifications of some PTSD.

  2. David Schmid:

    The reason these neurotic Mafiosi resonate with us is that we can all relate to being in a job that we don't want to do.

  3. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke:

    The security compact between the United States and the Republic of the Marshall Islands gives the U.S. authority and responsibility for security and defense matters that relate to the Marshall Islands, including matters related to vessels flying the Marshallese flag.

  4. Bryan Fuller:

    It was a lot of fun to tell that story in a way that was very familiar to audiences and to be able to subvert that with certain plot changes, and also the dynamic we've learned the past few years with the characters and how they relate to each other.

  5. Motor Vehicles spokesman Artemio Armenta:

    The DMV cannot relate our vehicle insurance data to driver licenses because the vehicle registration information is only associated with individual vehicles and cannot be used to identify any trends to AB 60.

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Translations for relate

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  • relacionarSpanish
  • مربوط بودنPersian
  • ymmärtää, tuoda mieleen, yhdistyä, samastua, liittyä, reagoida, liittää, vastata, yhdistääFinnish
  • הזדההHebrew
  • संबंधितHindi
  • 関連付ける, 結び付けるJapanese
  • āmiku, āmikiMāori
  • иметь отношениеRussian
  • தொடர்புபடுத்தTamil
  • సంబంధంTelugu

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