verb (used with object), re·lat·ed, re·lat·ing.
verb (used without object), re·lat·ed, re·lat·ing.
Origin of relate
Examples from the Web for relatable
There's a huge difference between portraying these young women as relatable and making them seem unremarkable.
Instead, Ernst is seen as a “likable, relatable person” who is cut “from the cloth of small-town Iowa.”The Bruce Braley-Joni Ernst Race Is Iowa’s Ugliest Senate Campaign Ever|Ben Jacobs|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her stories, aside from being laugh-out-loud hysterical, are relatable.Actress Jenny Mollen Talks Hiring Prostitutes for Husband Jason Biggs and Embracing Her Crazy|Erin Cunningham|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bancroft thought that the action would make Pumbaa more “human and relatable.”‘The Lion King’ Turns 20: Every Crazy, Weird Fact About the Disney Classic|Kevin Fallon|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Daily Beast talks with costume designer Jenn Rogien on dressing the most relatable girls on television.'Girls' Costume Designer Jenn Rogien Talks Season 3 Style|Erin Cunningham|January 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She must be told of the beauties and dimensions of Stornham, all relatable details of Rosy's life must be generously dwelt on.The Shuttle|Frances Hodgson Burnett
British Dictionary definitions for relatable
Word Origin for relate
Word Origin and History for relatable
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.