relate

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See also: relaté

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin relātus, perfect passive participle of referō (carry back; report).

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Verb[edit]

relate (third-person singular simple present relates, present participle relating, simple past and past participle related)

  1. (transitive) To tell in a descriptive way.
  2. (transitive) To give an association.
  3. (transitive) To make a connection or correlation from one thing to another.
    • 2002, Paul Light, Karen Littleton, Learning with Computers: Analysing Productive Interactions (page 92)
      The use of video made it possible to relate the talk to the answers given to particular problems in the test. With this research design it was possible to relate changes in test score measures to changes in linguistic features []
  4. (intransitive) To have a connection.
    I find it difficult to relate to others because i'm extremely introverted.
  5. (intransitive) To interact.
  6. (intransitive) To respond through reaction.
  7. (intransitive, with to) To identify with, understand.
  8. (obsolete) To bring back; to restore.
    • Spenser
      Abate your zealous haste, till morrow next again / Both light of heaven and strength of men relate.

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

relate

  1. first-person singular present indicative of relater
  2. third-person singular present indicative of relater
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of relater
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of relater
  5. second-person singular imperative of relater

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

relāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of relātus

Novial[edit]

Verb[edit]

relate

  1. relate

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

relate

  1. First-person singular (eu) affirmative imperative of relatar
  2. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of relatar
  3. First-person singular (eu) negative imperative of relatar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of relatar
  5. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of relatar
  6. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of relatar

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

relate

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of relatar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of relatar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of relatar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of relatar.