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Definition of relate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    relate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//rɪˈleɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they relate
     
    he / she / it relates
     
    past simple related
     
    -ing form relating
     
     
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  1. 1show or make a connection between two or more things synonym connect relate something I found it difficult to relate the two ideas in my mind. relate A to B In the future, pay increases will be related to productivity.
  2. 2(formal) to give a spoken or written report of something; to tell a story relate something She relates her childhood experiences in the first chapters. relate something to somebody He related the facts of the case to journalists. relate how, what, etc… She related how he had run away from home as a boy. relate that… The story relates that an angel appeared and told him to sing.
  3. Phrasal Verbsrelate to something/somebody

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