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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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relatedly adverb
relatedness noun

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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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Recent Examples on the Web While hugely impressive, the Anniversario’s specs appear to be identical to thestandard car's, with a carbon-fiber structure and a powertrain closely related to the one Croatian maker Rimac has designed for its own forthcoming hypercar. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "Pininfarina's Battista EV Hypercar Adds Ultra-Rare Anniversario Model," 2 Mar. 2020 Though related to one of the company's suppliers in China, the recall was not apparently due to the novel coronavirus. Michael Nedelman And Gina Yu, CNN, "Health care braces for shortages of supplies due to coronavirus," 29 Feb. 2020 Pawlowski and Boudreaux's custody battle is the latest in a string of twists and turns related to the Vallow case. Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, "Lori Vallow's niece denies knowing whereabouts of missing kids, Joshua and Tylee," 28 Feb. 2020 Vela, who is out on bond, is awaiting trial on two felony counts of tampering or fabricating evidence, related to the Easter incident. Scott Huddleston,, "Sheriff faces seven challengers as he seeks a second term, which San Antonio voters haven’t granted in a decade," 27 Feb. 2020 Reckitt, which sells Scholl foot-care products and Durex condoms, also recorded a charge of $1.4 billion related to its opioid-drug settlement last year with the U.S. Department of Justice. ... Matteo Castia, WSJ, "Durex Owner to Take $6.5 Billion Impairment After Baby Formula Bet Turns Sour," 27 Feb. 2020 The Department of Justice wants Assange, 48, to stand trial in the U.S. over 17 indictments connected to the Espionage Act 1917 and one charge related to conspiracy to commit computer misuse – a hacking. Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY, "Julian Assange complains about unfairness, claims ‘spying’ on legal team in fight over extradition," 26 Feb. 2020 The leading causes of infant death in Ohio remain conditions related to prematurity and preterm births, birth defects, external injuries (including accidental suffocation in bed) and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), in that order. Brie Zeltner, cleveland, "Ohio infant mortality continues to decline, gains by race remain uneven," 25 Feb. 2020 Rape in the third degree, related to the assault on Mann, is punishable by up to four years in prison. Melissa Chan, Time, "Harvey Weinstein Guilty of Rape and Sex Assault but Acquitted of Most Serious Charges," 24 Feb. 2020

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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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.


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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