Definition of correlate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkôrəˌlāt/
[no object]
1Have a mutual relationship or connection, in which one thing affects or depends on another: the study found that success in the educational system correlates highly with class
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  • Two quantities are considered correlated when they are affected by a common quantity.
  • Again, the types of cells affected correlate with the time of overexpression.
  • Rodent studies have shown that antidepressants stimulate the growth of new neurons, and that this correlates with their mood-elevating effects.
correspond to/with, match, parallel, agree with, tally with, tie in with, be consistent with, be compatible with, be consonant with, coordinate with, dovetail (with), relate to, conform to
informal square with, jibe with
1.1 [with object] Establish a mutual relationship or connection between: we should correlate general trends in public opinion with trends in the content of television news
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  • Concurrent validity would be established by correlating the scores of participants with their scores on each of the other three tests.
  • They then use weather rules, such as the following, to correlate these features and establish prediction patterns.
  • Kenneth has been very useful as we were getting to grips with content information and correlating information from the medical team.
connect, analogize, associate, relate, compare, set side by side


Pronunciation: /ˈkôrələt/
Each of two or more related or complementary things: strategies to promote health should pay greater attention to financial hardship and other correlates of poverty
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  • To summarize, exploration of the complex correlates of one particularly easily measured cost raises more doubts about how to treat the costs of mutualism in a comparative context.
  • Before going on to consider the hormonal correlates of these types of disturbance, it is important to consider a classification of the types of effects.
  • The meaningfulness of this distinction awaits validation by external correlates.


Mid 17th century (as a noun): back-formation from correlation and correlative.

Words that rhyme with correlate


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Syllabification: cor·re·late

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