English verb: relate
|1.||relate (cognition) make a logical or causal connection|
|Samples||I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind.|
Colligate these facts.
I cannot relate these events at all.
|Synonyms||associate, colligate, connect, link, link up, tie in|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody with something.|
Somebody ----s something with something
|Broader (hypernym)||cerebrate, cogitate, think|
|Narrower (hyponym)||correlate, free-associate, have in mind, identify, interrelate, mean, remember, think of|
|2.||relate (stative) be relevant to|
|Samples||There were lots of questions referring to her talk.|
My remark pertained to your earlier comments.
|Synonyms||bear on, come to, concern, have-to doe with, pertain, refer, touch, touch on|
|Pattern of use||Something is ----ing PP.|
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something
|Narrower (hyponym)||affect, apply, center, center on, concentrate on, focus on, go for, hold, interest, involve, matter to, regard, revolve about, revolve around|
|Verb group||advert, allude, touch|
|3.||relate (communication) give an account of|
|Samples||The witness related the events.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
|Broader (hypernym)||narrate, recite, recount, tell|
|4.||relate (stative) be in a relationship with|
|Samples||How are these two observations related?.|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s.|
Something is ----ing PP
|Narrower (hyponym)||predicate, tie in, tutor|
|5.||relate (social) have or establish a relationship to|
|Samples||She relates well to her peers.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s PP
|Narrower (hyponym)||attach, bind, bind, bond, connect, disrespect, get along, get along with, get on, get on with, harmonise, harmonize, hold, mesh, obligate, oblige, take back, tie|