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v. re·lat·ed, re·lat·ing, re·lates
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.
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.
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.]
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relating to prep → relatif/ive à
documents relating to nuclear weapons → des documents relatifs aux armes nucléaires
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adj relating to → in Zusammenhang mit
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