Relate

  • 1 relate — re‧late [rɪˈleɪt] verb relate to something phrasal verb [transitive] to be directly connected with something or affected by it: • expenses relating to the company s trading activities * * * relate UK US /rɪˈleɪt/ verb ► [T] to find or show the… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Relate — Re*late (r? l?t ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Related}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Relating}.] [F. relater to recount, LL. relatare, fr. L. relatus, used as p. p. of referre. See {Elate}, and cf. {Refer}.] 1. To bring back; to restore. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 relate to — concern. → relate relate to feel sympathy for or identify with. → relate …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 4 relate — I (establish a connection) verb affect, affiliate, ally, appertain to, apply, associate, bear upon, bracket, concern, connect, consociate, correlate, draw a parallel, filiate, group, have a bearing on, identify, integrate, interconnect,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 relate — vb 1 Relate, rehearse, recite, recount, narrate, describe, state, report are comparable when they mean to tell orally or in writing the details or circumstances necessary to others understanding or knowledge of a real or imagined situation or… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 relate — The verb has a long history, being first recorded in Caxton. In the 20c it acquired a jargon based meaning ‘to have an attitude of personal sympathy towards’: • Group formation such as takes place in the classroom tends to be adult centred and… …

    Modern English usage

  • 7 relate — ► VERB 1) give an account of. 2) (be related) be connected by blood or marriage. 3) establish a causal connection between: many drowning accidents are related to alcohol use. 4) (relate to) have reference to; concern. 5) (relate to …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 relate — [ri lāt′] vt. related, relating [< L relatus, pp. of referre, to bring back: see REFER] 1. to tell the story of or give an account of; narrate; recount 2. to connect or associate, as in thought or meaning; show as having to do with; show a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Relate — Re*late , v. i. 1. To stand in some relation; to have bearing or concern; to pertain; to refer; with to. [1913 Webster] All negative or privative words relate positive ideas. Locke. [1913 Webster] 2. To make reference; to take account. [R. &… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 relaté — relaté, ée (re la té, tée) part. passé de relater. 1°   Raconté. Les faits relatés dans le procès verbal. 2°   Mentionné. L acte relaté dans cette transaction. La pièce relatée ci dessus. On dirait de même : l acte susrelaté, la pièce susrelatée …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 11 relate to — (someone) to understand and feel sympathy for someone. The kids need a teacher who can relate to them …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 12 relate to — (something) to feel that you understand a situation. You re looking for a job? I can relate to that! …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 13 relate — [v1] give an account of break a story*, chronicle, clue one in*, depict, describe, detail, disclose, divulge, express, get off one’s chest*, give the word*, impart, itemize, lay it on the line*, let one’s hair down*, narrate, particularize,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 14 relate to — index affiliate, concern (involve) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 15 Relate — a British organization which helps those who have problems with relationships, especially marriage. It used to be called the Marriage Guidance Council …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 relate — (v.) 1530, to recount, tell, from L. relatus, used as pp. of referre (see REFER (Cf. refer)), from re back, again + latus (see OBLATE (Cf. oblate) (n.)). Meaning to establish a relation between is from 1771. Sense of to feel connected or… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 17 Relate — For other uses, see Relate (disambiguation). Relate is a charity providing relationship support throughout the United Kingdom. Services include counselling for couples, families, young people and individuals, sex therapy, mediation and training… …

    Wikipedia

  • 18 relate — re|late W1S2 [rıˈleıt] v [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of referre; REFER] 1.) if two things relate, they are connected in some way = ↑connect ▪ I don t understand how the two ideas relate. relate to ▪ The charges of fraud… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 relate — [[t]rɪle͟ɪt[/t]] ♦♦♦ relates, relating, related 1) VERB If something relates to a particular subject, it concerns that subject. [V to n] Other recommendations relate to the details of how such data is stored... [V to n] It does not matter whether …

    English dictionary

  • 20 relate — verb ADVERB ▪ closely ▪ directly, specifically ▪ The issues raised in the report relate directly to Age Concern s ongoing work in this area. ▪ somehow ▪ …

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