Definition of relate to phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

relate to

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Phrasal Verbs

    relate to somebody

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    relate to something

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