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English verb: relate

1. relate (cognition) make a logical or causal connection


SamplesI cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind.
Colligate these facts.
I cannot relate these events at all.


Synonymsassociate, colligate, connect, link, link up, tie in


Pattern of useSomebody ----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


Antonymsdecouple, dissociate

2. relate (stative) be relevant to


SamplesThere were lots of questions referring to her talk.
My remark pertained to your earlier comments.


Synonymsbear on, come to, concern, have-to doe with, pertain, refer, touch, touch on


Pattern of useSomething 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 groupadvert, allude, touch

3. relate (communication) give an account of


SamplesThe witness related the events.


Pattern of useSomebody ----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


SamplesHow are these two observations related?.


Synonymsinterrelate


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)predicate, tie in, tutor


Verb groupinterrelate

5. relate (social) have or establish a relationship to


SamplesShe relates well to her peers.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)interact


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









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