: connected in some way

: in the same family

: belonging to the same group because of shared characteristics, qualities, etc.

Full Definition of RELATED

:  connected by reason of an established or discoverable relation
:  connected by common ancestry or sometimes by marriage
:  having close harmonic connection —used of tones, chords, or tonalities
re·lat·ed·ly adverb
re·lat·ed·ness noun

Examples of RELATED

  1. ancient history and other related subjects
  2. I just found out that my best friend and I are related through distant cousins.
  3. Horses and donkeys are related.
  4. The words play and playful are related.

First Known Use of RELATED

circa 1663


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