to place in or bring into mutual or reciprocal relation; establish in orderly connection: to correlate expenses and income.
to have a mutual or reciprocal relation; stand in correlation: The results of the two tests correlate to a high degree.
mutually or reciprocally related.
either of two related things, especially when one implies the other.
- cor·re·lat·a·ble, adjective
- in·ter·cor·re·late, verb (used with object), in·ter·cor·re·lat·ed, in·ter·cor·re·lat·ing.
- non·cor·re·lat·ing, adjective
- un·cor·re·lat·ed, adjective
- un·cor·re·lat·ed·ly, adverb
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How to use correlate in a sentence
In physiological studies, increased alpha power has been correlated with inhibition of cortex.
State polling errors are often correlated with one another, but it can also get really complicated.The Polls Weren’t Great. But That’s Pretty Normal. | Nate Silver (email@example.com) | November 11, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
After all, in 2016, presidential and Senate races were perfectly correlated — no Senate candidate won a state where his or her party didn’t win at the presidential level too.Democrats Needed A Big Blue Wave To Win The Senate, And It Looks Like They Didn’t Get It | Perry Bacon Jr. (firstname.lastname@example.org) | November 9, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Antibodies help to fend off future reinfections of viruses, but that doesn’t mean that higher antibody levels correlate with a “better” immune system response.The CDC released a COVID-19 test knowing it had a high failure rate | Rachael Zisk | November 9, 2020 | Popular-Science
In fact, rising influenza cases are expected to correlate with spikes of coronavirus infections as the weather cools down.You can have COVID-19 without symptoms, but what about the flu? | Rachael Zisk | November 6, 2020 | Popular-Science
The size of the central black hole is correlated to the size of its galaxy.
In addition, it created the “Pradikat” system, which correlated sugar with quality.
Some of Iran's wish list, he said, had correlated with the kinds of expertise the North Koreans had.Iran and North Korea: The Nuclear 'Axis of Resistance' | Josh Rogin, Eli Lake | January 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And being poor, and unemployed, and from another country, are all themselves correlated with dying sooner.Study: Giving People Government Health Insurance May Not Make them Any Healthier | Megan McArdle | May 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Everything's serially correlated with itself and correlated every which way with everything else.
When you see the Best Known, the thing you correlated to it will at once occur to mind.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
The bodily positions being exhaustively enumerated need not be correlated together.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
The projection of the anterior root of P4 seems to be correlated with the presence or absence of P3.Genera and Subgenera of Chipmunks | John A. White
Long tail and long hind foot would seem to be specializations for saltation and the two would be expected to be correlated.Speciation in the Kangaroo Rat, Dipodomys ordii | Henry W. Setzer
In Dipodomys ordii, color does not seem to be correlated with amount of moisture or geography, but rather with color of soil.Speciation in the Kangaroo Rat, Dipodomys ordii | Henry W. Setzer
British Dictionary definitions for correlate
to place or be placed in a mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relationship
(tr) to establish or show a correlation
having a mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relationship
either of two things mutually or reciprocally related
- correlatable, adjective
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