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"relate" in British English

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relateverb [T]

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

C2 [T] formal to tell a story or describe a series of events: She related the events of the previous week to the police. She related that she had been approached by an employee asking for time off. [+ question word] He relates how at the age of 23 he was interned in a prison camp.
(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 rising unemployment rates directly to government policies.
  • 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 actual operations of the organization.
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(Definition of relate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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