- 1[intransitive] if two or more facts, figures, etc. correlate, or if a fact, figure, etc. correlates with another, the facts are closely connected and affect or depend on each other The figures do not seem to correlate. correlate with something A high-fat diet correlates with a greater risk of heart disease.
- 2[transitive] correlate something to show that there is a close connection between two or more facts, figures, etc. Researchers are trying to correlate the two sets of figures.
NAmE//ˈkɔrəˌleɪt//, NAmE//ˈkɑrəˌleɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they correlate
,he / she / it correlates
,past simple correlated
,-ing form correlating
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