correlateverb definition in Experiments and research topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary
verb: Experiments and research topic
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 otherThe figures do not seem to correlate.correlate with somethingA 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.2[transitive]correlate somethingto 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.