verb make a logical or causal connection
tie in; associate; colligate; link; connect; link up.
- I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind
- colligate these facts
- I cannot relate these events at all
verb be relevant to
touch on; pertain; have-to doe with; bear on; touch; come to; refer; concern.
- There were lots of questions referring to her talk
- My remark pertained to your earlier comments
verb give an account of
- The witness related the events
verb be in a relationship with
- How are these two observations related?
verb have or establish a relationship to
- She relates well to her peers
Re*late" transitive verb
to recount, LL. relatare
, fr. L. relatus
, used as p. p. of referre
. See Elate
, and cf. Refer
imperfect & past participle Related; present participle & verbal noun Relating
- To bring back; to restore. Obs.
Abate your zealous haste, till morrow next again
Both light of heaven and strength of men relate.
- To refer; to ascribe, as to a source. Obs. or R.
- To recount; to narrate; to tell over.
This heavy act with heavy heart relate.
- To ally by connection or kindred.
Syn. -- To tell; recite; narrate; recount; rehearse; report; detail; describe.
Re*late" intransitive verb
- To stand in some relation; to have bearing or concern; to pertain; to refer; -- with to.
All negative or privative words relate positive ideas.
- To make reference; to take account. R.& Obs.
Reckoning by the years of their own consecration without relating to any imperial account.
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