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related

[ri-ley-tid]
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adjective
  1. associated; connected.
  2. allied by nature, origin, kinship, marriage, etc.
  3. narrated.
  4. Music. (of tones) belonging to a melodic or harmonic series, so as to be susceptible of close connection.

Origin of related

First recorded in 1595–1605; relate + -ed2
Related formsre·lat·ed·ly, adverbre·lat·ed·ness, nounnon·re·lat·ed, adjectiveun·re·lat·ed, adjective

Synonyms

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1. relevant, affiliated. 2. linked, united, joined.

relate

[ri-leyt]
verb (used with object), re·lat·ed, re·lat·ing.
  1. to tell; give an account of (an event, circumstance, etc.).
  2. to bring into or establish association, connection, or relation: to relate events to probable causes.
verb (used without object), re·lat·ed, re·lat·ing.
  1. to have reference (often followed by to).
  2. to have some relation (often followed by to).
  3. to establish a social or sympathetic relationship with a person or thing: two sisters unable to relate to each other.

Origin of relate

1480–90; < Latin relātus, suppletive past participle of referre to carry back (see refer)
Related formsre·lat·a·bil·i·ty, nounre·lat·a·ble, adjectivere·lat·er, nounmis·re·late, verb, mis·re·lat·ed, mis·re·lat·ing.pre·re·late, verb (used with object), pre·re·lat·ed, pre·re·lat·ing.un·re·lat·ing, adjective

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1. narrate, delineate, detail, repeat. Relate, recite, recount, rehearse mean to tell, report, or describe in some detail an occurrence or circumstance. To relate is to give an account of happenings, events, circumstances, etc.: to relate one's adventures. To recite may mean to give details consecutively, but more often applies to the repetition from memory of something learned with verbal exactness: to recite a poem. To recount is usually to set forth consecutively the details of an occurrence, argument, experience, etc., to give an account in detail: to recount an unpleasant experience. Rehearse implies some formality and exactness in telling, sometimes with repeated performance as for practice before final delivery: to rehearse one's side of a story. 2. ally.

Antonyms

2. dissociate.
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Examples from the Web for related

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • When the soul was again led into the body, it related all that had happened to it.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • Furthermore, events are related which took place after Joshua's death.

  • Other incidents of our long and wearisome journey need not be related.

    Green Mansions

    W. H. Hudson

  • They supped together, and related mutually all that happened since their parting.

  • Still, nothing is related that the writer has any reasons for distrusting.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper


British Dictionary definitions for related

related

adjective
  1. connected; associated
  2. connected by kinship or marriage
  3. (in diatonic music) denoting or relating to a key that has notes in common with another key or keys
Derived Formsrelatedness, noun

relate

verb
  1. (tr) to tell or narrate (a story, information, etc)
  2. (often foll by to) to establish association (between two or more things) or (of something) to have relation or reference (to something else)
  3. (intr often foll by to) to form a sympathetic or significant relationship (with other people, things, etc)
Derived Formsrelatable, adjectiverelater, noun

Word Origin

C16: from Latin relātus brought back, from referre to carry back, from re- + ferre to bear; see refer
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Word Origin and History for related

adj.

"connected by blood or marriage," 1702, past participle adjective from relate (v.). Related: Relatedness.

relate

v.

1520s, "to recount, tell," from Middle French relater "refer, report" (14c.) and directly from Latin relatus, used as past participle of referre "bring back, bear back" (see refer), from re- "back, again" + latus (see oblate (n.)).

Meaning "stand in some relation; have reference or respect" is from 1640s; transitive sense of "bring (something) into relation with (something else)" is from 1690s. Meaning "to establish a relation between" is from 1771. Sense of "to feel connected or sympathetic to" is attested from 1950, originally in psychology jargon. Related: Related; relating.

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