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

Definition of interrelate

transitive verb

: to bring into mutual relation

intransitive verb

: to have mutual relationship

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Other Words from interrelate

interrelation \ ˌin-​tər-​ri-​ˈlā-​shən How to pronounce interrelation (audio) , ˌin-​tə-​ \ noun
interrelationship \ ˌin-​tər-​ri-​ˈlā-​shən-​ˌship How to pronounce interrelationship (audio) , ˌin-​tə-​ \ 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.
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Recent Examples on the Web And general health promotion and occupational health and safety into the workplace are interrelated. Corey Dockser,, "What challenges do correction officers face?," 22 Aug. 2019 With the clusters interrelated in this way, a decrease in the size of one of them sets off a back-and-forth cascade of shrinking clusters. Quanta Magazine, "Math models seek to prevent the next big network failure.," 18 Mar. 2013 And, like the tangled veins of cypress roots that meander this way and that in the swamp, everything in New Orleans is interrelated, wrapped around itself in ways that aren’t always obvious. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Dr. John, dead at 77: Revisit our 2017 & 1989 interviews with Rock Hall of Famer," 7 June 2019 Is all of this just Fox’s insurance policy, trying to create as large and interrelated an X-Universe as possible? Peter Rubin, WIRED, "We Need to Talk About That Deadpool 2 Credits Scene," 21 May 2018 If this was a farm dispute that's one thing, but this is a direct threat to our national security and our economic well-being, which are interrelated. Fox News, "Sen. Rubio on whether Trump has reversed course on China," 16 May 2018 The researchers theorize that the results of the two studies are interrelated. Gretchen Reynolds, New York Times, "How Exercise Can Keep Aging Muscles and Immune Systems ‘Young’," 14 Mar. 2018 Social science and natural science could be explored during physical education classes, showing how subjects are integrated and interrelated. Kimberly Garrison,, "Recess is essential to healthy child development | Opinion," 6 Sep. 2017 And, like the tangled veins of cypress roots that meander this way and that in the swamp, everything in New Orleans is interrelated, wrapped around itself in ways that aren't always obvious. George Varga,, "New Orleans music legend Dr. John reflects on a lifetime of song and adversity," 22 July 2017

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First Known Use of interrelate

1888, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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20 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Interrelate.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of interrelate

: to have a close or shared relationship
: to make or show a relationship between (things or people)


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

Kids Definition of interrelate

: to bring into or have a connection with each other The book interrelates two stories.

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to insert between existing elements

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