What does relate mean?

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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"


  1. relate(Verb)

    To tell in a descriptive way.

  2. relate(Verb)

    To give an association.

  3. relate(Verb)

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

  4. relate(Verb)

    To have a connection.

  5. relate(Verb)

    To interact.

  6. relate(Verb)

    To respond through reaction.

  7. relate(Verb)

    To identify with, understand.

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

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


  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.]

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

How to pronounce relate?

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  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. Murray Snow:

    I want all records that in any way relate.

  2. Guy Baroan:

    People judge you by what they can relate to.

  3. Joundi White:

    I eat lunch alone, i don't have people to relate to at work.

  4. Cometan:

    He who can relate to all is he who will go further than any other.

  5. Cal Ripken:

    People clearly relate the record with the importance of showing up.

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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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