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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?.


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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