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

  1. (transitive) To tell in a descriptive way.
    The captain related an old yarn.
    Please relate the circumstances of your journey here today.
  2. (transitive) To bring into a relation, association, or connection (between one thing and 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 []
  3. (intransitive) To have a connection.
    The patterns on the screen relate to the pitch and volume of the music being played.
  4. (intransitive) To interact.
  5. (intransitive) To respond through reaction.
  6. (intransitive, with to) To identify with; to understand.
    I find it difficult to relate to others because I'm extremely introverted.
  7. (obsolete) To bring back; to restore.

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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]

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Participle[edit]

relāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of relātus

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

relate

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of relatar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of relatar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of relatar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of relatar

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /reˈlate/, [reˈla.t̪e]

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.