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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyrelate to
he/she/itrelates to
present participlerelating to
past tenserelated to
past participlerelated to
  1. 1
    relate to something to be about something, or to be connected with something

    We're only interested in events that relate directly to the murder.

    We need to see figures relating to the last six months.

  2. 2
    relate to someone/something to be able to understand a situation or the way that someone feels and thinks

    Martin had always found it easier to relate to women.

    The program deals with scientific subjects that ordinary people can relate to.

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