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relative

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a person connected with another by blood or marriage
  • it's always fun to see all your relatives at a big family gathering

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  • nonrelative

relative

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of relative (Entry 2 of 2)

1 being such only when compared to something else
  • after being crammed into a one-bedroom apartment, they lived in relative comfort in a two-bedroom house

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2 having to do with the matter at hand
  • I don't need the whole story, just the details that are relative to the case

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The first known use of relative was in the 14th century

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“Relative.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/relative. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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