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verb [T] uk   us   /rɪˈleɪt/

relate verb [T] (CONNECT)

C2 to find or show the connection between two or more things: Researchers are trying to relate low exam results and/to/with large class sizes.

relate verb [T] (TELL)

C2 formal to tell a story or describe a series of events: She related the events of the previous week to the police. [+ question word] He relates how at the age of 23 he was interned in a prison camp.
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