related

adjective
re·​lat·​ed | \ ri-ˈlā-təd How to pronounce related (audio) \

Definition of related

1 : connected by reason of an established or discoverable relation
2 : connected by common ancestry or sometimes by marriage
3 : having close harmonic connection used of tones, chords, or tonalities

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Other Words from related

relatedly adverb
relatedness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for related

Synonyms

affiliated, akin, allied, kindred

Antonyms

unrelated

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Examples of related in a Sentence

ancient history and other related subjects I just found out that my best friend and I are related through distant cousins. Horses and donkeys are related. The words “play” and “playful” are related.
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In related news, though, the epic top-handle bag is actually a sneak peek from Edie Parker’s Spring 2019 collection which doesn’t even debut until this week at New York Fashion Week. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Wears a Neon Orange Outfit," 6 Sep. 2018 In 2017–’18 the grant paid for some $6.5 million in royal travel and related costs, while most of the rest went toward paying staff and repairing crumbling palaces. David Mcclure, Town & Country, "How Queen Elizabeth's Fortune Is Divided Among the Members of the Royal Family," 16 Feb. 2019 Meanwhile, millennials are establishing homes and spending money on related purchases. Diana Budds, Curbed, "The rise of the direct-to-consumer home," 21 Dec. 2018 Tenisha Wells of Charlotte pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony child-abuse charge related to the 2016 death of her toddler son, Drakeford. Michael Gordon, charlotteobserver, "The mom's boyfriend said her son might grow up to be gay. Now he's accused of his murder.," 19 June 2018 During warming events when southern waters move poleward, especially those related to El Niño, countless crustaceans ride currents up to southern and central California. Elaina Zachos, National Geographic, "Thousands of Tiny Red Crustaceans Strand on California Beach," 12 June 2018 One of the most abundant and recurring taxa over the seven summers was Ramlibacter, related to a bacterium first isolated in 2011 from meteorite fragments buried in the sands near Tatouine, in Tunisia. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, "Ahh, summer—ramlibacter season," 14 Nov. 2018 The Second House is related to our personal finances, material possessions, and the concept of value. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "The 12 Astrological Houses: Interpreting Your Birth Chart Beyond the Zodiac," 6 Oct. 2018 The issue is related to the rover's internal file system. Mike Wall, Space.com, "Rover Team Confident Curiosity Will Bounce Back from Glitch," 22 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of related

1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of related was in 1623

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related

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of related

: connected in some way
: in the same family
: belonging to the same group because of shared characteristics, qualities, etc.

related

adjective
re·​lat·​ed | \ ri-ˈlā-təd\

Kids Definition of related

1 : sharing some connection painting and the related arts
2 : connected by common ancestry or by marriage We call her “auntie,” but we're not actually related.
3 : connected by a usually distant common ancestor and typically sharing similar characteristics Horses and zebras are related.

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