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Definition 1: make a logical or causal connection - [verb of cognition]

Samples where relate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind
  • colligate these facts
  • I cannot relate these events at all

Synonyms for relate in the sense of this definition

(relate is a kind of ...) use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

"I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"

(... is a kind of relate ) exercise, or have the power of, memory

"After the shelling, many people lost the ability to remember" "some remember better than others"

(... is a kind of relate ) place into a mutual relationship

"I cannot interrelate these two events"

(... is a kind of relate ) bring into a mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relation

"I cannot correlate these two pieces of information"

(... is a kind of relate ) conceive of as united or associated

"Sex activity is closely identified with the hypothalamus"

(... is a kind of relate ) associate freely

"Let's associate freely to bring up old memories"

(... is a kind of relate ) intend to refer to

"I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France" "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!"

Definition 2: give an account of - [verb of communication]

Samples where relate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The witness related the events

(relate is a kind of ...) narrate or give a detailed account of

"Tell what happened" "The father told a story to his child"

Samples where relate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She relates well to her peers

(relate is a kind of ...) act together or towards others or with others

"He should interact more with his colleagues"

(... is a kind of relate ) bring (several things) into consonance or relate harmoniously

"harmonize the different interests"

(... is a kind of relate ) bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted

"He's held by a contract" "I'll hold you by your promise"

(... is a kind of relate ) establish a rapport or relationship

"The President of this university really connects with the faculty"

(... is a kind of relate ) show a lack of respect for

(... is a kind of relate ) work together in harmony

(... is a kind of relate ) resume a relationship with someone after an interruption, as in a wife taking back her husband

(... is a kind of relate ) have smooth relations

"My boss and I get along very well"

(... is a kind of relate ) create social or emotional ties

"The grandparents want to bond with the child"

Definition 4: be relevant to - [verb of stative]

Samples where relate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • There were lots of questions referring to her talk
  • My remark pertained to your earlier comments

Synonyms for relate in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of relate ) center upon

"Her entire attention centered on her children" "Our day revolved around our work"

(... is a kind of relate ) be pertinent or relevant or applicable

"The same laws apply to you!" "This theory holds for all irrational numbers" "The same rules go for everyone"

(... is a kind of relate ) connect closely and often incriminatingly

"This new ruling affects your business"

(... is a kind of relate ) be of importance or consequence

"This matters to me!"

(relate has a similar meaning as ...) make a more or less disguised reference to

"He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"

Definition 5: be in a relationship with - [verb of stative]

Samples where relate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • How are these two observations related?

Synonyms for relate in the sense of this definition

(relate is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of relate ) make the (grammatical) predicate in a proposition

"The predicate `dog' is predicated of the subject `Fido' in the sentence `Fido is a dog'"

(... is a kind of relate ) act as a guardian to someone

(... is a kind of relate ) be in connection with something relevant

"This ties in closely with his earlier remarks"

(relate has a similar meaning as ...) place into a mutual relationship

"I cannot interrelate these two events"

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