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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.Empathy and sensitivitySympathy and compassion
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