Meaning of “relate to sb/sth” in the English Dictionary

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"relate to sb/sth" in British English

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relate to sb/sth

phrasal verb with relate uk /rɪˈleɪt/ us /rɪˈleɪt/ verb [ T ]

C1 to be connected to, or to be about someone or something:

Chapter 9 relates to the effects of inflation on consumers.
relating to

connected with something:

Anything relating to maths is a complete mystery to me.

More examples

  • These figures relate to the company's performance over the last 12 months.
  • The infection is related to an injury he suffered last year.
  • The fall in house prices is related to a rise in interest rates.
  • The announcement relates to a change in structure of the organization.
  • Which diagram relates to the section on temperature increase?

(Definition of “relate to sb/sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)