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Meaning of “relate” in the English Dictionary

"relate" in British English

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relateverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈleɪt/
  • relate verb [T] (CONNECT)

C2 [T] to ​find or show the ​connection between two or more things: We need to ​explain why these ​issues are ​important and relate them toeverydaylife. Archaeologists ​hope to relate the ​discovery with the ​arrival of Vikings in the ​area in the tenth ​century. equations that relate ​variables of ​pressure, ​volume, and ​temperature
  • relate verb [T] (TELL)

C2 [T] formal to ​tell a ​story or ​describe a ​series of ​events: She related the ​events of the ​previousweek to the ​police. She related that she had been ​approached by an ​employeeasking for ​time off. [+ question word] He relates how at the ​age of 23 he was ​interned in a ​prisoncamp.
(Definition of relate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"relate" in American English

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relateverb

 us   /rɪˈleɪt/
  • 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 ​risingunemploymentratesdirectly to ​governmentpolicies.
  • 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)

"relate" in Business English

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relateverb

uk   us   /rɪˈleɪt/
[T] to ​find or show the ​connection between two or more things: relate sth to sth The ​student should ​try to relate the ​business problem to the ​actualoperations of the ​organization.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of relate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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