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Definitions of relate

  1. be about; have to do with; be relevant to; refer, pertain, or relate to; " What's this novel all about?"; " There were lots of questions referring to her talk"
  2. be in a relationship with; " How are these two observations related?"
  3. give an account of; " The witness related the events"
  4. have or establish a relationship to; " She relates well to her peers"
  5. bring into relation with
  6. 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"
  7. have to do with or be relevant to; " There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; " My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
  8. To bring back; to restore.
  9. To refer; to ascribe, as to a source.
  10. To recount; to narrate; to tell over.
  11. To ally by connection or kindred.
  12. To make reference; to take account.
  13. To stand in some relation; to have bearing or concern; to pertain; to refer; - with to.
  14. Related.
  15. To tell, as a story; to bring about a connection between; as, to relate poetry and art; to have kinship with.
  16. To refer; with to.
  17. To describe: to tell: to ally by connection or kindred.
  18. To have reference: to refer.
  19. To narrate; tell.
  20. To connect; ally.
  21. To be in connection; have reference; refer.
  22. Relatedness.
  23. To narrate the particulars of an event; to ally by connection or kindred.
  24. To have reference; to refer. See Refer.
  25. To report; to rehearse; to give particulars, either orally or in writing; to ally by connection or kindred; to have reference or respect to; to refer to.
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Quotes of relate

  1. Anyone who attempts to relate his life loses himself in the immediate. One can only speak of another. – Augusto Roa Bastos
  2. I always find stuff in my characters to relate to. – Gerard Butler
  3. My nephews all look at me differently now. Before, they couldn't relate to me, and now I'm like a god. – Ruth Buzzi
  4. Sculpture occupies real space like we do... you walk around it and relate to it almost as another person or another object. – Chuck Close
  5. I don't like to be entertaining. I don't like the feeling of being entertaining. If there was a musical or a comedy that was not just for entertainment but was rooted in something I could relate to on a real level, then I think I would do it. – Ryan Gosling
  6. 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. – George Lucas
  7. I think that people who have played sports have an ability to relate to people because when you're playing you have to work on teams and with opposing players. – Michael Michele
  8. I don't think the scientific method and the science fictional method are really analogous. The thing about them is that neither is really practiced very much, at least not consciously. But the fact that they are methodical does relate them. – Frederik Pohl
  9. We all do that thing which is the best in movies- we relate – Kurt Russell
  10. I want to do films I can relate to emotionally. – Christian Slater
  11. The average comedian is kind of an observer looking at everyday things that everyone could relate to and then trying to find the exaggeration in those things. – Aries Spears
  12. And I can relate to that, because I went to an all white school, so I knew what that was like. And it was hard at the time, but anything that's difficult you learn from, don't you? – Rachel True
  13. Business has to change the way it does business, or we will make no significant changes in the way we relate to the earth. – Dennis Weaver
  14. Pretty much anybody who's ever worked can relate to our show. – Rainn Wilson
  15. With a lot of songs on this record, one verse doesn't relate to the next verse. I don't think that one day really relates to the next day in life. – Neil Young

Usage examples for relate

  1. I have a long story still to relate with respect to him. – Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California with Other Sketches; To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State by Stephen Field; George C. Gorham
  2. Finally, even if they both can and do exert an influence upon the senses in question, how are they to relate to them the results- the modern results- of natural science? – Selections from the Prose Works of Matthew Arnold by Matthew Arnold
  3. But I have talked enough about my own bondage; I will now relate a few facts, showing the condition of the slaves generally. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  4. But to come to the adventures of the unhappy person whose life we are going to relate – Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences by Arthur L. Hayward
  5. I was obliged to relate all that I had seen. – The Lonely House by Adolph Streckfuss
  6. These three books of travel are like all other books of travel in that they relate in the first person what the author went forth to see. – Inquiries and Opinions by Brander Matthews
  7. " The observations I have hitherto made relate only to the Royal College of Music in its character of a teaching body. – Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888 by Edward VII
  8. All human wants relate to it. –  by
  9. Simplicity is the leading feature in all their contrivances that relate to the arts and manufactures. – Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton by John Barrow
  10. Who he was, or what music he sang, I am utterly unable to say; but if he is still alive it is impossible that he should have forgotten what I relate – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various
  11. Of the command I received through my mother from Zobeideh, to appear before her and relate my adventures, I have already informed your Majesty, and have now only to await the sentence which the Commander of the Faithful may see fit to pronounce upon me. – Tales of the Caliph by H. N. Crellin
  12. But there is one little incident which I ought to relate before I close this chapter, and which I am ashamed of having so nearly forgotten. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  13. I can only relate that I found myself on a sudden listening intently, with fast- closed eyes. – The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins
  14. Operations, in the sense in which the term is employed in this connection, relate to the strategical or tactical activities of the command, as distinguished from routine functions pertaining to such matters as administration and supply. – Sound Military Decision by U.s. Naval War College
  15. In conclusion, I will relate a fact which may appear to be a joke, but which, in a certain way, furnished proof of what I have just said. – Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom by Trumbull White
  16. An account of them therefore lies beyond the limits of the history which I have undertaken to relate here. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  17. A pleasant incident followed, however, which Clemens himself used to relate – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  18. A single instance I will relate A very intimate friend, a merchant, had three daughters, to whom he gave an education the best that could be obtained. – Home Scenes, and Home Influence A Series of Tales and Sketches by T. S. Arthur
  19. Do not conceal from us now the cause, and relate to us thy case, O woman. – The Irish Fairy Book by Various
  20. How the ladies ever got out of the sugar- house, history does not relate nor what they did. – Balcony Stories by Grace E. King

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