in·​ter·​re·​late ˌin-tər-ri-ˈlāt How to pronounce interrelate (audio)
interrelated; interrelating; interrelates

transitive verb

: to bring into mutual relation

intransitive verb

: to have mutual relationship
interrelation noun
interrelationship noun

Examples of interrelate in a Sentence

I like the way the characters interrelate in the novel. Linguists have found that language interrelates closely with culture. Linguists have tried to interrelate language with culture.
Recent Examples on the Web Cognitive research has shown that writing helps people build connections between concepts, boosts insight and understanding, and improves memory and recall across a variety of topics, says Kathleen Arnold, a psychologist at Radford University, who studies how writing and learning are interrelated. Lauren Leffer, Scientific American, 25 Aug. 2023 By studying how the classical and quantum worlds interrelate, Oppenheim hopes to find a deeper theory that is neither quantum nor classical, but some kind of hybrid. Thomas Lewton, Quanta Magazine, 10 July 2023 Contemporary challenges to human development are interrelated: climate change may lead to food shortages, trigger mass migration, and incite resource wars. Foreign Affairs, 7 Sep. 2021 The goal is to understand how these data points interrelate and determine the diseases to which each individual might be most prone. Jonathan Moens, Popular Mechanics, 27 June 2023 Size & Capacity These two characteristics are interrelated. Travis Smola, Field & Stream, 3 May 2023 All of these pending issues interrelate, though none is more important than tying down the 26-year-old Pastrnak, possibly through the spring of 2030-31. Kevin Paul Dupont,, 6 Aug. 2022 This means the human body is jam-packed with a ton of systems that must interrelate, so there’s a lot of consciousness (or phi, as the quantity is known in IIT) that can be calculated. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 5 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of interrelate was in 1888

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“Interrelate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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in·​ter·​re·​late ˌint-ə(r)-ri-ˈlāt How to pronounce interrelate (audio)
: to bring into or have a shared relationship
interrelation noun
interrelationship noun
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