Definitions for relate
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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"
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"
give an account of
"The witness related the events"
be in a relationship with
"How are these two observations related?"
have or establish a relationship to
"She relates well to her peers"
To tell in a descriptive way.
To give an association.
To make a connection from sth to sth (e.g. to relate this to that).
To have a connection.
To respond through reaction.
To identify with, understand.
Etymology: From relatus, perfect passive participle of refero.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
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.
Relate refers to the process of making a connection or demonstrating a relationship between two or more things, events, or people. It can also mean to tell, narrate, or give an account of, as well as empathize or identify emotionally with someone or something.
to bring back; to restore
to refer; to ascribe, as to a source
to recount; to narrate; to tell over
to ally by connection or kindred
to stand in some relation; to have bearing or concern; to pertain; to refer; -- with to
to make reference; to take account
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
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, relatum—re-, back, ferre, to carry.]
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
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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Rank popularity for the word 'relate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3792
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Rank popularity for the word 'relate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3120
Rank popularity for the word 'relate' in Verbs Frequency: #168
The numerical value of relate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of relate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
The very concept of history implies the scholar and the reader. Without a generation of civilized people to study history, to preserve its records, to absorb its lessons and relate them to its own problems, history, too, would lose its meaning.
These deep differences of opinion relate to basic questions of democracy and the rule of law. They relate to freedom of expression in Turkey. They also relate to the many journalists that have been jailed for expressing their opinion.
The ability to relate and to connect, sometimes in odd and yet striking fashion, lies at the very heart of any creative use of the mind, no matter in what field or discipline.
Understanding what they've been through will help me make the right kind of picture, and also the more time you spend with someone, the more you can kind of relate to them and allow them to relate to you ... the more access they are going to give to you.
If we have more females, we kind of are able to relate to a female a little easier than it would be for a male to relate.
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