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English definition of “relate to sth”

relate to sth

phrasal verb with relate     /rɪˈleɪt/ verb
to be directly connected to something, or to refer directly to it: How closely do its prices relate to its costs? Everything we are going to discuss today basically relates to customer-service issues.relating to sth The government has confirmed recently that important files relating to the sale have disappeared.
(Definition of relate to sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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