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VERB (5)

1. make a logical or causal connection;
- Example: "I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"
- Example: "colligate these facts"
- Example: "I cannot relate these events at all"
[syn: associate, tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up, connect]

2. be relevant to;
- Example: "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"
- Example: "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
[syn: refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with]

3. give an account of;
- Example: "The witness related the events"

4. be in a relationship with;
- Example: "How are these two observations related?"
[syn: relate, interrelate]

5. have or establish a relationship to;
- Example: "She relates well to her peers"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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] Abate your zealous haste, till morrow next again Both light of heaven and strength of men relate. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To refer; to ascribe, as to a source. [Obs. or R.] [1913 Webster] 3. To recount; to narrate; to tell over. [1913 Webster] This heavy act with heavy heart relate. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To ally by connection or kindred. [1913 Webster] To relate one's self, to vent thoughts in words. [R.] [1913 Webster] Syn: To tell; recite; narrate; recount; rehearse; report; detail; describe. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. & Obs.] [1913 Webster] Reckoning by the years of their own consecration without relating to any imperial account. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

relate v 1: 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" [syn: associate, tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up, connect] [ant: decouple, dissociate] 2: be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments" [syn: refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with] 3: give an account of; "The witness related the events" 4: be in a relationship with; "How are these two observations related?" [syn: relate, interrelate] 5: have or establish a relationship to; "She relates well to her peers"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

190 Moby Thesaurus words for "relate": add up, affect, affirm, allege, allegorize, ally, analogize, announce, answer, answer to, appertain, appertain to, apply, apply to, approach, ascribe, assert, asseverate, assign, assimilate, associate, aver, balance, be OK, be into, bear, bear on, bear upon, belong to, bind, bracket, break the news, bring into analogy, bring into comparison, bring word, cast up, cipher up, combine, communicate, communicate with, compare, compare and contrast, compare with, comprehend, concern, confront, conjoin, connect, contact, contrast, coordinate, cope with, correlate, correspond, correspond to, count up, counterpose, couple, credit, deal with, declare, delineate, describe, detail, dig, divulge, do, do the job, draw a comparison, draw a parallel, empathize, equate, establish connection, fable, fabulize, fictionalize, figure up, fill the bill, fit, foot up, get into, get to, give a report, give tidings of, grasp, handle, have connection with, identify, identify with, impart, impute, inform, interest, interrelate, interrogate, inventory, involve, itemize, join, liaise with, liken, liken to, link, link with, maintain connection, make advances, make contact with, make known, make overtures, make up to, match, measure against, metaphorize, mythicize, mythify, mythologize, narrate, novelize, nuncupate, oppose, parallel, parallelize, pertain, pertain to, place against, present, proclaim, qualify, question, quote, raise, reach, recap, recapitulate, recite, reckon up, recount, refer, refer to, regard, rehearse, relate to, relativize, relevant, reply to, report, respect, respond to, retell, reveal, romance, rumor, run a comparison, score up, serve, set forth, set in contrast, set in opposition, set off against, set over against, similize, state, storify, suit, sum, sum up, summarize, summate, sympathize, tally up, tell, tell a story, tie, tie in with, tot up, total, total up, tote up, touch, touch upon, treat of, understand, unfold a tale, unite, view together, wed, weigh, weigh against, write up, yoke