Definition of correlate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    correlate

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    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒrəleɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrəleɪt//
     
    , NAmE//ˈkɑːrəleɪt//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they correlate
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒrəleɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrəleɪt//
     
    , NAmE//ˈkɑːrəleɪt//
     
    he / she / it correlates
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒrəleɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrəleɪts//
     
    , NAmE//ˈkɑːrəleɪts//
     
    past simple correlated
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒrəleɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrəleɪtɪd//
     
    , NAmE//ˈkɑːrəleɪtɪd//
     
    past participle correlated
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒrəleɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrəleɪtɪd//
     
    , NAmE//ˈkɑːrəleɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form correlating
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒrəleɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrəleɪtɪŋ//
     
    , NAmE//ˈkɑːrəleɪtɪŋ//
     
    Experiments and research
     
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  1. 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. The average speed of the vehicles correlates closely with the severity of the accident caused. See related entries: Experiments and research
  2. 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. Property values are negatively correlated to the tax rate. See related entries: Experiments and research
  3. Word Origin mid 17th cent. (as a noun): back-formation from correlation and correlative.

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