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verb relate pronunciation in British English /rɪˈleɪt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlerelating
past tenserelated
past participlerelated
  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

    Philip began to relate the horrors of his childhood.

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