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re·late

 (rĭ-lāt′)
v. re·lat·ed, re·lat·ing, re·lates
v.tr.
1. To give an account of (an occurrence, for example); narrate. See Synonyms at describe.
2. To establish or demonstrate a connection between: I related his grumpiness to a lack of sleep.
v.intr.
1. To have connection, relation, or reference: how education relates to income; a question relating to foreign policy.
2. To have or establish a social relationship; interact: She relates well to her peers.
3. To understand or react favorably to someone or something: I just can't relate to these new fashions.
Phrasal Verb:
relate back
Law To treat as accomplished on an earlier date although actually done on a later date.

[Obsolete French relater, from Old French, from Latin relātus, past participle of referre : re-, re- + lātus, brought; see telə- in Indo-European roots.]

re·lat′a·ble adj.
re·lat′er n.

relate

(rɪˈleɪt)
vb
1. (tr) to tell or narrate (a story, information, etc)
2. (often foll by to) to establish association (between two or more things) or (of something) to have relation or reference (to something else)
3. (often foll by: to) to form a sympathetic or significant relationship (with other people, things, etc)
[C16: from Latin relātus brought back, from referre to carry back, from re- + ferre to bear; see refer]
reˈlatable adj
reˈlater n

re•late

(rɪˈleɪt)

v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing. v.t.
1. to give an account of; tell; narrate.
2. to bring into or establish association or connection: to relate events to probable causes.
v.i.
3. to have reference or relation (often fol. by to).
4. to have or establish a sympathetic relationship or understanding: two sisters unable to relate to each other.
[1480–90; < Latin relātus, past participle of referre to carry back (see refer)]
re•lat′a•ble, adj.
re•lat`a•bil′i•ty, n.
re•lat′er, re•la′tor, n.
syn: relate, recite, recount mean to tell, report, or describe in some detail an occurrence or circumstance. To relate is to give an account of happenings, events, circumstances, etc.: to relate one's adventures. To recite may mean to give details consecutively, but more often applies to the repetition from memory of something learned with verbal exactness: to recite a poem. To recount is usu. to set forth consecutively the details of an occurrence, argument, experience, etc., to give an account in detail: to recount an unpleasant experience.

relate


Past participle: related
Gerund: relating

Imperative
relate
relate
Present
I relate
you relate
he/she/it relates
we relate
you relate
they relate
Preterite
I related
you related
he/she/it related
we related
you related
they related
Present Continuous
I am relating
you are relating
he/she/it is relating
we are relating
you are relating
they are relating
Present Perfect
I have related
you have related
he/she/it has related
we have related
you have related
they have related
Past Continuous
I was relating
you were relating
he/she/it was relating
we were relating
you were relating
they were relating
Past Perfect
I had related
you had related
he/she/it had related
we had related
you had related
they had related
Future
I will relate
you will relate
he/she/it will relate
we will relate
you will relate
they will relate
Future Perfect
I will have related
you will have related
he/she/it will have related
we will have related
you will have related
they will have related
Future Continuous
I will be relating
you will be relating
he/she/it will be relating
we will be relating
you will be relating
they will be relating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been relating
you have been relating
he/she/it has been relating
we have been relating
you have been relating
they have been relating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been relating
you will have been relating
he/she/it will have been relating
we will have been relating
you will have been relating
they will have been relating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been relating
you had been relating
he/she/it had been relating
we had been relating
you had been relating
they had been relating
Conditional
I would relate
you would relate
he/she/it would relate
we would relate
you would relate
they would relate
Past Conditional
I would have related
you would have related
he/she/it would have related
we would have related
you would have related
they would have related
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.relate - 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"
remember - exercise, or have the power of, memory; "After the shelling, many people lost the ability to remember"; "some remember better than others"
cerebrate, cogitate, think - use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"
interrelate - place into a mutual relationship; "I cannot interrelate these two events"
correlate - bring into a mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relation; "I cannot correlate these two pieces of information"
identify - conceive of as united or associated; "Sex activity is closely identified with the hypothalamus"
free-associate - associate freely; "Let's associate freely to bring up old memories"
have in mind, think of, mean - intend to refer to; "I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France"; "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!"
2.relate - be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
allude, advert, touch - make a more or less disguised reference to; "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"
center, center on, concentrate on, focus on, revolve about, revolve around - center upon; "Her entire attention centered on her children"; "Our day revolved around our work"
go for, apply, hold - be pertinent or relevant or applicable; "The same laws apply to you!"; "This theory holds for all irrational numbers"; "The same rules go for everyone"
involve, regard, affect - connect closely and often incriminatingly; "This new ruling affects your business"
matter to, interest - be of importance or consequence; "This matters to me!"
3.relate - give an account of; "The witness related the events"
recount, narrate, tell, recite - narrate or give a detailed account of; "Tell what happened"; "The father told a story to his child"
4.relate - be in a relationship with; "How are these two observations related?"
interrelate - place into a mutual relationship; "I cannot interrelate these two events"
predicate - make the (grammatical) predicate in a proposition; "The predicate `dog' is predicated of the subject `Fido' in the sentence `Fido is a dog'"
tutor - act as a guardian to someone
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
tie in - be in connection with something relevant; "This ties in closely with his earlier remarks"
5.relate - have or establish a relationship to; "She relates well to her peers"
harmonise, harmonize - bring (several things) into consonance or relate harmoniously; "harmonize the different interests"
oblige, obligate, bind, hold - bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"
interact - act together or towards others or with others; "He should interact more with his colleagues"
connect - establish a rapport or relationship; "The President of this university really connects with the faculty"
disrespect - show a lack of respect for
mesh - work together in harmony
take back - resume a relationship with someone after an interruption, as in a wife taking back her husband
get along with, get on, get on with, get along - have smooth relations; "My boss and I get along very well"
bind, bond, attach, tie - create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"

relate

verb
1. tell, recount, report, present, detail, describe, chronicle, rehearse, recite, impart, narrate, set forth, give an account of He was relating a story he had once heard.
relate to something or someone
1. concern, refer to, apply to, have to do with, pertain to, be relevant to, bear upon, appertain to, have reference to papers relating to the children
2. connect with, associate with, link with, couple with, join with, ally with, correlate to, coordinate with how language relates to particular cultural codes
3. empathize with, identify with, associate with, respond to, feel for, ally with, put yourself in the place or shoes of He is unable to relate to other people.

relate

verb
1. To give a verbal account of:
2. To be pertinent:
Idioms: have a bearing on, have to do with.
3. To unite or be united in a relationship:
4. To associate or affiliate oneself closely with a person or group:
5. To interact with another or others in a meaningful fashion:
Slang: click.
Translations
يَتَصَرَّفيَتَعَلَّق فييَرْوي قِصَّه
navázat vztahtýkat sevyprávět
fortællemed hensyn til
összefüggviszonyul
aî lynda/eiga samskipti viîsegja frátengja
bendrauti subūti skirtam kambūti susijusiam su kuogiminystės ryšyspritapti prie
atstāstītattiekties uzbūt saistītam arsaprasties, satiktstāstīt
nadviazať vzťah
biti povezanpovezati
anlatmakhakkındailişki kurmak

relate

[rɪˈleɪt]
A. VT
1. (= tell) [+ story] → contar, relatar; [+ conversation] → relatar, referir
she related details of the meeting to her bossle relató or refirió a su jefe detalles de la reunión
history relates that he landed here in AD 470la historia cuenta or relata que desembarcó aquí en el año 470 AD
sad to relateaunque sea triste decirlo
strange to relateaunque parezca mentira, por extraño que parezca
2. (= establish relation between) to relate sth to sthrelacionar algo con algo
they relate what they read to their own experiencesrelacionan lo que leen con sus propias experiencias
B. VI
1. (= communicate) → relacionarse, comunicarse
how you relate depends on the kind of person you arecómo te relacionas or te comunicas depende del tipo de persona que eres
2. to relate to (sth/sb)
2.1. (= form a relationship with) to relate to sbrelacionarse con algn
he is unable to relate to other peopleno es capaz de relacionarse con otras personas
2.2. (= understand, identify with) to relate to sth/sbidentificarse con algo/algn
I can relate to thatyo eso lo entiendo, yo me identifico con eso
women relate more to this than menlas mujeres comprenden esto mejor que los hombres
it's important for children to have brothers and sisters they can relate toes importante que los niños tengan hermanos y hermanas con los que puedan identificarse
2.3. (= connect with) to relate to sthrelacionarse con algo
the way that words in a sentence relate to each otherla manera en la que las palabras de una frase se relacionan las unas con las otras
relating to (as prep) → relativo a, referente a, relacionado con
2.4. (= appertain to) to relate to sthreferirse a algo, estar relacionado con algo, tener que ver con algo
most of the enquiries relate to debtla mayoría de las preguntas se refieren a deudas or tienen que ver con deudas
this relates to what I said yesterdayesto se refiere a or está relacionado con lo que dije ayer

relate

[rɪˈleɪt]
vt
(= tell) [+ tale, story] → relater
to relate how ... → relater comment ...
(= connect) → mettre en relation
to relate sth to sth → mettre en relation qch avec qch
Someone may feel depressed, and not relate it to things that have happened in their life → On peut se sentir déprimé sans pour autant mettre ça en relation avec des choses qui se sont passées dans sa vie.
to relate sb to sth → associer qn à qch
vi
(= connect) to relate to sth → être lié(e) à qch
evidence that cancer relates to our diet → des éléments montrant que le cancer est lié à notre régime alimentaire
(= interact) → nouer des relations avec les gens
He's shy and finds it hard to relate → Il est timide et a du mal à nouer des relations avec les gens.
to relate to sb → nouer des relations avec qn
She needs to learn to relate to other children → Elle doit apprendre à nouer des relations avec les autres enfants.
(= understand) to relate to sth → se sentir concerné(e) par qch
This is a film everyone can relate to → Tout le monde peut se sentir concerné par ce film.
to relate to sb → se sentir des affinités avec qn
a female character that most women can relate to → un personnage féminin avec lequel la plupart des femmes peuvent se sentir des affinités

Relate

n (Brit) → ˜ Eheberatungsstelle f

relate

vt
(= recount) storyerzählen; detailsaufzählen; strange to relateso unglaublich es klingt
(= associate)in Verbindung or Beziehung or Zusammenhang bringen (to, with mit); to try to relate events (to each other)versuchen, die Dinge im Zusammenhang zu sehen; it is often difficult to relate cause and effectder Zusammenhang zwischen Ursache und Wirkung ist oft schwer zu erkennen
vi
(= refer)zusammenhängen (to mit)
(= form relationship)eine Beziehung finden (to zu)

relate

[rɪˈleɪt]
1. vt
a. (tell, story) → raccontare, riferire
b. (establish relation between) → collegare
2. vi to relate to
a. (connect) → riferirsi a
b. (get on with) → stabilire un rapporto con

relate

(rəˈleit) verb
1. to tell (a story etc). He related all that had happened to him.
2. (with to) to be about, concerned or connected with. Have you any information relating to the effect of penicillin on mice?
3. (with to) to behave towards. He finds it difficult to relate normally to his mother.
reˈlated adjective
1. belonging to the same family (as). I'm related to the Prime Minister; The Prime Minister and I are related.
2. connected. other related topics.
reˈlation noun
1. a person who belongs to the same family as oneself either by birth or because of marriage. uncles, aunts, cousins and other relations.
2. a relationship (between facts, events etc).
3. (in plural) contact and communications between people, countries etc. to establish friendly relations.
reˈlationship noun
1. the friendship, contact, communications etc which exist between people. He finds it very difficult to form lasting relationships.
2. the fact that, or the way in which, facts, events etc are connected. Is there any relationship between crime and poverty?
3. the state of being related by birth or because of marriage.
relative (ˈrelətiv) noun
a member of one's family; a relation. All his relatives attended the funeral.
adjective
1. compared with something else, or with each other, or with a situation in the past etc. the relative speeds of a car and a train; She used to be rich but now lives in relative poverty.
2. (of a pronoun, adjective or clause) referring back to something previously mentioned. the girl who sang the song; the girl who sang the song.
relatively (ˈrelətivli) adverb
when compared to someone or something else. He seems relatively happy now; This is a fairly unimportant problem, relatively speaking.

relate

v. relacionar; establecer una relación; relacionarse.

relate

vi to — to (fam) entenderse bien con
References in classic literature ?
If Amy had been here, she'd have turned her back on him forever because, sad to relate, he had a great appetite, and shoveled in his dinner in a manner which would have horrified `her ladyship'.
He opened them and began to tell his wife the news, much of which seemed to relate to one person.
It was some utter nonsense; some adventure out there in the water, and they both tried to relate it at once.
It was in this scene of strife and bloodshed that the incidents we shall attempt to relate occurred, during the third year of the war which England and France last waged for the possession of a country that neither was destined to retain.
Most of the memorable events I have myself been exercised in; and, for the satisfaction of the public, will briefly relate the circumstances of my adventures, and scenes of life, from my first movement to this country until this day.
He was likewise a bitter persecutor; as witness the Quakers, who have remembered him in their histories, and relate an incident of his hard severity towards a woman of their sect, which will last longer, it is to be feared, than any record of his better deeds, although these were many.
What can be to be broke to me, that does not relate to one of that family?
You will think me superstitious,--some superstition I have in my blood, and always had: nevertheless, this is true-- true at least it is that I heard what I now relate.
Each one of the three had some experience of her own to relate of his simple, generous nature.
Mere messages in the earthly order of events had lately come to the English Crown and People, from a congress of British subjects in America: which, strange to relate, have proved more important to the human race than any communications yet received through any of the chickens of the Cock-lane brood.
This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate.
An aunt of my father's, and consequently a great-aunt of mine, of whom I shall have more to relate by and by, was the principal magnate of our family.