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English definition of “relate”

relate

verb     /rɪˈleɪt/
CONNECT [I, T] to be connected, or to find or show the connection between two or more things: How do the two proposals relate?Linking and relatingRegarding and concerning
TELL [T] formal to tell a story or describe a series of eventsDescribing and telling stories
(Definition of relate verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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