re·​lat·​ed ri-ˈlā-təd How to pronounce related (audio)
: 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
relatedly adverb
relatedness noun

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Monogram intends to produce and market robotic surgical equipment and related software, orthopedic implants, tissue ablation tools, navigation consumables, and other miscellaneous instrumentation necessary for reconstructive joint replacement procedures. Miami Herald, 11 Apr. 2024 For the crypto community and its related scamsters, the cruelest month was March. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 10 Apr. 2024 The Energy Department rule is closely related to the Department of Transportation’s Corporate Average Fuel Economy, or CAFE, standards. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 10 Apr. 2024 That infection is spread by a related fungus, Sporothrix brasiliensis, which hasn’t been detected in the U.S. Sporotrichosis — the illness caused by a Sporothrix infection — is rare in the U.S. but not unheard of. Kaitlin Sullivan, NBC News, 10 Apr. 2024 The job requires a high school diploma or GED with machine-maintenance experience; an associate degree in engineering, science or a related field; or applicable military training. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, 9 Apr. 2024 The Postal Service said in a statement that the timing of the stamp’s issue and a related dedication ceremony would be announced later. John Yoon, New York Times, 9 Apr. 2024 The qualifications required to become a technical writer are a bachelor’s degree in communications, English, Journalism or a related field. Goldie Chan, Forbes, 30 Mar. 2024 The two establishments have much in common, in that their annual wine auctions offer members of the wine trade and wine lovers an early opportunity to evaluate a vintage while raising money to support their namesake hospitals and related foundations. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 30 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of related was in 1623

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“Related.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


: connected through a relation that is known or can be discovered
painting and the related arts
: connected by common ancestry or by marriage

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