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Definition of relate to / phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

relate to /

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    relate to something/somebody

     
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  1. 1 to be connected with something or someone; to refer to something or someone We shall discuss the problem as it relates to our specific case. The second paragraph relates to the situation in the war zone.
  2. 2to be able to understand and have sympathy with someone or something synonym empathize with Many adults can't relate to children. Our product needs an image that people can relate to.
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