Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “relate to sth”

relate to sth

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with relate   /rɪˈleɪt/ us  
to understand a situation or someone's feelings because you have experienced a similar situation or similar feelings: The culture that he describes is so different from mine that I sometimes find it hard to relate to.
(Definition of relate to sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of relate to sth?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Empathy and sensitivity, but you might be interested in these topics from the Knowing and understanding topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “relate to sth” in other dictionaries

Translations of “relate to sth”

Word of the Day

shadow

an area of darkness, caused by light being blocked by something

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More