Synonyms and Antonyms of relation

  1. 1 relations pl  doings between individuals or groups relations between the rival newspapers remained friendly despite their competition for the same stories Synonyms of relation commerce, dealings, interaction, intercourse Words Related to relation interrelationship; cross-fertilization, cross-pollination; companionship, company Antonyms of relation nonintercourse

  2. 2 a person connected with another by blood or marriage he and I are relations on my mother's side Synonyms of relation cousin, kin, kinsman, relativeWords Related to relation in-law; kissing cousin; kinswoman; blood, clan, family, folk, house, kindred, kinfolk (or kinfolks), kinsfolk, line, lineage, people, race, stock, tribeAntonyms of relation nonrelative

  3. 3 the fact or state of having something in common there's no relation between you losing your favorite baseball hat and your team losing the game Synonyms of relation affinity, association, bearing, kinship, liaison, linkage, connection, relationshipWords Related to relation correlation, interrelation; materiality, pertinence, relevance; bond, link, tie; affiliation, alliance, union; identicalness, sameness; alikeness, community, likeness, resemblance, similarity; accordance, agreement, conformity, congruity, correspondenceNear Antonyms of relation variability, variance; incompatibility, incongruence, incongruity, incongruousness

  4. 4 the state of having shared interests or efforts (as in social or business matters) our intramural baseball team had a relation with the other baseball teams in the area Synonyms of relation affiliation, alliance, collaboration, confederation, connection, cooperation, hookup, liaison, linkup, partnership, association, relationship, tie-up, unionWords Related to relation business, dealings, interaction; exchange, interconnection, interrelation, mutualism, reciprocity, symbiosis; incorporation, integration, merger, unification; affinity, attachment, closeness, intimacy, rapport, sympathy; kinship, oneness, solidarity, togetherness, unity; colleagueship, companionship, company, fellowship; bed, cahoots, leagueNear Antonyms of relation breakup, dissolution, disunion; division, parting, separation, severance, split; alienation, divorce, estrangementAntonyms of relation disaffiliation, dissociation

  5. 5 relations pl  sexual union involving penetration of the vagina by the penis a law that prohibits relations between close relatives Synonyms of relation coition, coitus, commerce, congress, copulating, copulation, coupling, intercourse, lovemaking, mating, relations, sex, sex act, sexual relationsWords Related to relation fornication; safe sex; carnality, sexuality; breeding, insemination; dalliance, hanky-panky, whoopee

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