Meaning of “relate to someone/something” in the English Dictionary

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"relate to someone/something" in American English

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relate to someone/something

phrasal verb with relate us /rɪˈleɪt/ verb

to understand and appreciate someone or something:

The kids need a teacher who can relate to them.
"Malcolm thought people should learn to live together." "I can relate to that."

(Definition of “relate to someone/something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)