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relates

verb
present tense third-person singular of relate

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1 to form a close personal relationship
  • she and I relate so well it's almost like we're siblings

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2 to give an oral or written account of in some detail
  • we asked our uncle to relate the story of his visit to communist Russia many years ago

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3 to have a relation or connection
  • how does your comment relate to what the rest of us have been talking about for the last hour?

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4 to think of (something) in combination
  • most Americans probably relate tea to the United Kingdom and coffee to the U.S.

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“Relates.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/relates. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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