Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb relate

5 senses of relate

Sense 1
associate, tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up, connect -- (make a logical or causal connection; "I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"; "colligate these facts"; "I cannot relate these events at all")
       => think, cogitate, cerebrate -- (use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere")

Sense 2
refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with -- (be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments")

Sense 3
relate -- (give an account of; "The witness related the events")
       => tell, narrate, recount, recite -- (narrate or give a detailed account of; "Tell what happened"; "The father told a story to his child")

Sense 4
relate, interrelate -- (be in a relationship with; "How are these two observations related?")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 5
relate -- (have or establish a relationship to; "She relates well to her peers")
       => interact -- (act together or towards others or with others; "He should interact more with his colleagues")

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