- 1Make or show a connection between: the study examines social change within the city and relates it to developments in the country as a whole a supercomputer could relate all those factorsMore example sentences
connect (with), associate (with), link (with), correlate (with), ally (with), couple (with), bracket (with); bring together, find/establish a connection between, find/establish a relationship between, find/establish a link between, find/establish an association between, find/establish a correspondence between
- The third strand of poverty research relates individual and structural factors.
- In one sense modern medicine concurs in this association, by directly relating hyperventilation to a disturbed psychological state.
- The trick is maintaining the connection between singer and listener, relating the songs' private pain to an audience's.
- 1.1 (be related) Be causally connected: high unemployment is related to high crime ratesMore example sentences
- As time passes, it becomes difficult to eliminate the possibility that, even though the discomfort was not related to a blockage in the past it might currently be related.
- Specifically, whereas it was obviously essential for entry information to be related to individuals, information about employment trends need not be so related.
- The study of how family structure affects youth outcomes is complicated by the fact that family structure may be correlated with poor outcomes for youth, but not be causally related.
- 1.2 (be related) Be connected by blood or marriage: he was related to my mother people who are distantly relatedMore example sentences
- Other performers, not related by blood or marriage, had symbiotic or coincidental careers that linked them in the audience's mind.
- They were the husbands and sons of Sarah's neighbors, and in many cases were related by blood or marriage.
- Aboriginal social organization is based on a set of obligations between individuals who are related by blood or marriage.
- 1.3 [no object] (relate to) Have reference to; concern: the new legislation related to corporate activitiesMore example sentences
- Kelly said there were a number of issues relating to the development that concerned her.
- This, she said, would raise a number of issues relating to the trust's concerns.
- There are no issues that give concern relating to any of Jean's previous employment.
- 2 [no object] (relate to) Feel sympathy for or identify with: kids related to him because he was so rebelliousMore example sentences
- There's nothing in the story that a child can actually relate to and identify with.
- I think the maturity the show needs is beginning to be developed as we begin to empathise and relate to the characters more.
- Jamal avoids the ghetto rap cool dude attitude and Brown relates to that, comfortable in low-key.
- 3Give an account of; narrate: various versions of the story have been related by the localsMore example sentences
tell, recount, narrate, give an account of, describe; portray, depict, paint, unfold, set forth, present, report, chronicle, outline, delineate, retail, recite, repeat, rehearse, relay, convey, communicate, impart, spin; detail, enumerate, list, specify, itemize, cite, particularize, catalogue
- The report relates D.'s account to Dr Friedman of his personal history and gives his account of details of sexual abuse of him.
- Attestations of his uncanny powers as well as arguments that question them are found in a report of a narrative related by a man named Bartley Coen.
- It is set in 1950's Chicago, and the story is related by narrator Wils Ravan as he recalls being nineteen on the North Shore, and his summer job as a copy boy for a downtown paper.
mid 16th century: from Latin relat- 'brought back', from the verb referre (see refer).