Definition of


  1. (verb, cognition) make a logical or causal connection
    colligate these facts
    I cannot relate these events at all
  2. (verb, stative) be relevant to
    My remark pertained to your earlier comments
  3. (verb, communication) give an account of
  4. (verb, stative) be in a relationship with
  5. (verb, social) have or establish a relationship to

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Origin of the word Relate

  1. 1530, "to recount, tell," from L. relatus, used as pp. of referre (see refer), from re- "back, again" + latus (see oblate (n.)). Meaning "to establish a relation between" is from 1771. Sense of "to feel connected or sympathetic to" is attested from 1950, originally in psychology jargon. Related in the sense of "connected by blood or marriage" … more

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Words that sound like Relate

railhead, rallidae, reality, reallot, realty, related, related to, reload, rhyolite, riled, roiled, roll out, rolled, roulade, roulette, royalty, rule out, ruled, rurality

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