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relate

Overview

This page has 21 definitions of relate with English translations in 5 languages. Relate is a verb and participle. Examples of how to use relate in a sentence are shown. Also define these 23 related words and terms: tell, descriptive, way, relation, association, connection, have, interact, respond, reaction, identify, understand, relater, relatus, eu, relatar, ele, ela, você, usted, yo, él, and ella.

See also: relaté

English

Etymology

From Latin relātus, perfect passive participle of referō (carry back; report).

Pronunciation

Verb

relate (third-person singular simple present relates, present participle relating, simple past and past participle related)

  1. (transitive) To tell in a descriptive way.
    The captain related an old yarn.
    Please relate the circumstances of your journey here today.
  2. (transitive) To bring into a relation, association, or connection (between one thing and another).
    • 2002, Paul Light, Karen Littleton, Learning with Computers: Analysing Productive Interactions (page 92)
      The use of video made it possible to relate the talk to the answers given to particular problems in the test. With this research design it was possible to relate changes in test score measures to changes in linguistic features []
  3. (intransitive) To have a connection.
    The patterns on the screen relate to the pitch and volume of the music being played.
  4. (intransitive) To interact.
  5. (intransitive) To respond through reaction.
  6. (intransitive, with to) To identify with; to understand.
    I find it difficult to relate to others because I'm extremely introverted.
  7. (obsolete) To bring back; to restore.

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French

Verb

relate

  1. first-person singular present indicative of relater
    • Relater definition
      Alternative form of relator
  2. third-person singular present indicative of relater
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of relater
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of relater
  5. second-person singular imperative of relater

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Latin

Pronunciation

Participle

relāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of relātus
    • Relatus definition
      narration (telling of events)

Portuguese

Verb

relate

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of relatar
    • Eu definition
      alternative form of io
    • Relatar definition
      to report, relate, tell
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of relatar
    • Ele definition
      the name of the Latin-script letter L.
    • Ela definition
      the name of the Latin-script letter L.
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of relatar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of relatar

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /reˈlate/, [reˈla.t̪e]

Verb

relate

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of relatar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of relatar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of relatar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of relatar.
    • Él definition
      he
    • Ella definition
      she