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English definition of “relate”

relate

verb  /rɪˈleɪt/ us  

relate verb (CONNECT)

[I/T] to be connected with something, or to show that something is connected with something else: [I always + adv/prep] The point I’m making now relates to what I said before. [T] She relates rising unemployment rates directly to government policies.

relate verb (TELL)

[T] to tell a story or describe a series of events: She related the story over dinner. [+ question word] In this article, the author relates what it felt like to return to school at the age of 47.
(Definition of relate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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