relate

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[Re*lateĀ·]

The verb relate means "to make a connection." If you can relate to someone's story, something like that has happened to you.

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To bring back; to restore.

Verb
make a logical or causal connection; "I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"; "colligate these facts"; "I cannot relate these events at all"

Verb
give an account of; "The witness related the events"

Verb
have or establish a relationship to; "She relates well to her peers"

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have to do with or be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"

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be in a relationship with; "How are these two observations related?"

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v. t.
To bring back; to restore.

v. t.
To refer; to ascribe, as to a source.

v. t.
To recount; to narrate; to tell over.

v. t.
To ally by connection or kindred.

v. i.
To stand in some relation; to have bearing or concern; to pertain; to refer; -- with to.

v. i.
To make reference; to take account.


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.]
Abate your zealous haste, till morrow next again Both light of heaven and strength of men relate.
2. To refer; to ascribe, as to a source. [Obs. or R.] 3. To recount; to narrate; to tell over.
This heavy act with heavy heart relate.
4. To ally by connection or kindred. To relate one's self, to vent thoughts in words. [R.] Syn. -- To tell; recite; narrate; recount; rehearse; report; detail; describe.

Relate

Re*late", v. i. 1. To stand in some relation; to have bearing or concern; to pertain; to refer; -- with to.
All negative or privative words relate positive ideas.
2. To make reference; to take account. [R.& Obs.]
Reckoning by the years of their own consecration without relating to any imperial account.

To bring back; to restore.

To stand in some relation; to have bearing or concern; to pertain; to refer; -- with to.

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Usage Examples

I absolutely relate to being alone in squalor, trying to come up with something adequate. I relate to that, and I've been known to crawl out of bed and drink out of a 2-liter bottle of Diet Coke.

Growing up in the Midwest, people don't drive Porsches and Ferraris. They drive Fords and Chevys. And so even if you have the opportunity to buy a more expensive car, it doesn't occur to you because it's not what you relate to.

But it's cool working with female directors because I'm a girl, so you do relate to them more. You can talk to them about other stuff like clothes and all that.

How do people relate to movies now, when they're on portable devices or streaming them? It's not as much about going to the movies. That experience has changed.

Family is conflict and it's something that we all relate to.

Few if any teenagers can relate to getting up for school and finding famous comics like Pryor and Williams hanging out in your living room after a hard night of partying. But that's Hollywood.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

I couldn't relate to kid stuff. 'Jimmy doesn't like me!' Who cares? I was worried we didn't have gas money or food. Those were my concerns.

I can relate to historical characters or imaginary ones. It doesn't matter if a story takes place in the future or in the present, as long as the story is compelling.

Everyone can relate to love, hurt, pain, learning how to forgive, needing to get over, needing the power of God in their life.

I can relate to having those people in your life that you feel are moving on to this great, big, normal life and you're like, 'What's wrong with me?'

Even in high school I was very interested in history - why people do the things they do. As a kid I spent a lot of time trying to relate the past to the present.

Every song you're trying to find something that going to connect in different ways but for me the songs that I'm really drawn to are inspirational, songs that lift you and that everybody can relate to no matter where you're from.

A lot of songs are empowering because everybody who has been through a hard time in a relationship or in their lives can relate to it.

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