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verb relate pronunciation in American English /rɪˈleɪt/
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present tense
present participlerelating
past tenserelated
past participlerelated

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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to show or make a connection between two different things
    I can’t really see how the two issues relate.
    relate something to something: We offer courses that relate English literature to other subjects.
  2. 2
    [transitive] formal to tell someone about something that has happened or what someone has said
    Phillip began to relate the horrors of his childhood.

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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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