verb (used with or without object), in·ter·re·lat·ed, in·ter·re·lat·ing.

to bring or enter into reciprocal relation.

Origin of interrelate

First recorded in 1885–90; back formation from interrelated Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for interrelate

Contemporary Examples of interrelate

Historical Examples of interrelate

  • The k-factor is one of the many factors that interrelate in a society.

    The K-Factor

    Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)

  • Education should seek to associate and interrelate the truths we obtain and to organize our knowledge into an effectual system.

    The School System of Norway

    David Allen Anderson

British Dictionary definitions for interrelate



to place in or come into a mutual or reciprocal relationship
Derived Formsinterrelation, nouninterrelationship, noun
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Word Origin and History for interrelate

1827 (implied in interrelated), from inter- + relate. Related: Interrelating.

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