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relate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of relate

  1. 1 to form a close personal relationship <she and I relate so well it's almost like we're siblings> Synonyms bond, click, communeRelated Words befriend; empathize, identify, sympathize

  2. 2 to give an oral or written account of in some detail <we asked our uncle to relate the story of his visit to communist Russia many years ago> Synonyms chart, chronicle, describe, narrate, recite, recount, rehearse, tell, reportRelated Words deliver, give, reel off, state, utter, voice; detail, enumerate, itemize, particularize; bare, disclose, divulge, expose, let on (about), reveal; delineate, depict, express, render, sketch

  3. 3 to have a relation or connection <how does your comment relate to what the rest of us have been talking about for the last hour?> Synonyms appertain, bear, pertain, refer, applyRelated Words affect, concern, interest, involve, touch; associate, connect, couple, interrelate, link, tie in; deal (with), treat

  4. 4 to think of (something) in combination <most Americans probably relate tea to the United Kingdom and coffee to the U.S.> Synonyms connect, correlate, identify, link, associateRelated Words compare, equate, liken; group, join, lump (together), tie (together)Near Antonyms contrast, differentiate, discriminate, distinguish, separate, set off




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