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, connect(verb)

    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 with(verb)

    be relevant to

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

  3. relate(verb)

    give an account of

    "The witness related the events"

  4. relate, interrelate(verb)

    be in a relationship with

    "How are these two observations related?"

  5. relate(verb)

    have or establish a relationship to

    "She relates well to her peers"

Wiktionary

  1. relate(Verb)

    To tell in a descriptive way.

    Etymology: From relatus, perfect passive participle of refero.

  2. relate(Verb)

    To give an association.

    Etymology: From relatus, perfect passive participle of refero.

  3. relate(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From relatus, perfect passive participle of refero.

  4. relate(Verb)

    To have a connection.

    Etymology: From relatus, perfect passive participle of refero.

  5. relate(Verb)

    To interact.

    Etymology: From relatus, perfect passive participle of refero.

  6. relate(Verb)

    To respond through reaction.

    Etymology: From relatus, perfect passive participle of refero.

  7. relate(Verb)

    To identify with, understand.

    Etymology: From relatus, perfect passive participle of refero.

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. Relate(verb)

    to bring back; to restore

  2. Relate(verb)

    to refer; to ascribe, as to a source

  3. Relate(verb)

    to recount; to narrate; to tell over

  4. Relate(verb)

    to ally by connection or kindred

  5. Relate(verb)

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

  6. Relate(verb)

    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  

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. Actor Bradley Cooper:

    The takeaway will be, for those who can relate to him, will be healing, to relate to a vet who has gone through similar things that Chris has gone through, and maybe not feel so alone.

  2. Michelle Kondo:

    The major ways that nature or green space can improve health include improved social contact and cohesion -- how we relate to each other other, it can also improve stress levels and increase opportunity for physical activities.

  3. Michael Keaton:

    His character can be ... not likeable, selfish, but I need somebody that people can really relate to, not judge but to empathize (with).

  4. Brett Foster:

    There are two sort of interesting properties about this region, it appears to have a unique contribution to processes that relate to memory, which is that tasks that use autobiographical or self-referential information about ‘me’— past and future— activate this region, but for tasks where you’re doing something you might consider oppositional, not focused on yourself but on external environment, this network gets turned down actively.

  5. Howard Thurman:

    Whether I'm black, white, Presbyterian, Baptist, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim -- in the presence of God all of these categories by which we relate to each other fade away.

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Translations for relate

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

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