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related Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb make a logical or causal connection
    tie in; associate; relate; 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
  2. verb be relevant to
    touch on; relate; 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
  3. verb give an account of
    • The witness related the events
  4. verb be in a relationship with
    relate; interrelate.
    • How are these two observations related?
  5. verb have or establish a relationship to
    • She relates well to her peers
  6. adjective being connected either logically or causally or by shared characteristics
    related to.
    • painting and the related arts
    • school-related activities
    • related to micelle formation is the...ability of detergent actives to congregate at oil-water interfaces
  7. adjective connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage

Re*lat"ed past participle & adjective
  1. Allied by kindred; connected by blood or alliance, particularly by consanguinity; as, persons related in the first or second degree.
  2. Standing in relation or connection; as, the electric and magnetic forcec are closely related.
  3. Narrated; told.
  4. (Mus.) Same as Relative, 4.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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