Relate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈleɪt|  American pronunciation of the word relate
Brit.  |rɪˈleɪt|  British pronunciation of the word relate

verb

- make a logical or causal connection(syn: associate, colligate, connect, link)

I cannot relate these events at all

- be relevant to (syn: concern, pertain, refer, touch)
- give an account of

The witness related the events

- be in a relationship with(syn: interrelate)

How are these two observations related?

- have or establish a relationship to

She relates well to her peers

Examples

You must be feeling awful. I went through something similar myself last year, so I can relate.

We listened eagerly as she related the whole exciting story.

He notices nothing but what relates to himself.

It is difficult to relate these phenomena to / with each other.

I can't relate to loud modern music.

The children enjoyed relating their imaginary adventures to the visitors.

I don't understand how the two ideas relate.

The charges of fraud relate to events that took place over ten years ago.

The report seeks to relate the rise in crime to an increase in unemployment.

He later related the whole story to me.

Laurie finds it difficult to relate to children.

I know he feels upset, and I can relate to that.

I cannot relate these events at all

The witness related the events

How are these two observations related?

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: relate
he/she/it: relates
present participle: relating
past tense: related
past participle: related
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